Friday, May 22, 2015

Home News National Arboretum plans to install turf exhibit

National Arboretum plans to install turf exhibit

Industry News

The proposed program would inform the general public and policymakers of the positive impact of turf.

| February 21, 2012

 The U.S. National Arboretum is planning an exhibit to inform the general public and policymakers of the positive impact of turf in home landscapes and communities. The exhibit will explore all aspects of turf, its benefits and uses, and will explain proper maintenance techniques.

The National Arboretum is currently raising money for the conceptual design phase. The goal is to install the exhibit for an opening by spring 2013. Plans are to continue the exhibit through 2016 or 2017.

The exhibit will feature interactive displays for adults and children. Additionally, symposia and workshops are being considered to discuss such topics as public policy issues and strategies, research needs and a coordinated plan for future research and funding. 

The U.S. National Arboretum is a living museum located in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. The proposed turf exhibit would be viewed by many outside of the traditional turf industry segments, including: landscaping architects, master gardeners, garden writers, native plat societies, government officials, gardening enthusiasts and school groups.

For more information, click here.


 

Top news

Private equity firm acquires Signature Landscape Services

A former ValleyCrest executive stakes his claim in the northwest and looks to build a West Coast company.

A conversation with the Top 100

Leaders from the Top 100 discuss the biggest challenges facing their companies and how they’re solving them. Turns out, their solutions work for landscapers of any size.

Let results do the marketing

The best way to market your company is to do high-quality work.

Kubota relocates to Texas

The company's headquarters will move from Torrance, Calif., to Grapevine, Texas.

Bigger isn’t always better

Manufacturers have spent time and money updating their compact excavators.

x