Author Archives: Laurie Metzger

Day 1 of NAX at The Arnold Arboretum

  (Photography by: Chunying Ling) We had perfect weather for our first day of NAX at the Arnold Arboretum.  We were greeted upon arrival by Former Fellow and Supervisor of Horticulture, Andrew Gapinski.  A few minutes later we met Michael … Continue reading

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Second Year = Board Positions

One exciting aspect of being a Longwood Graduate Fellow is that in the second year of the program we are appointed to sit as an observer on the Board of a local institution of horticulture.  I was appointed to the … Continue reading

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2013 Spring Electronic Recycling Day

Photography by LGP fellows Friday May 10th, marked the Longwood Graduate Program’s final Electronic Recycling Day (E.R.D.) for the 2012-2013 School year and the final event hosted by the Environmental Impact team for the Class of 2013. On such a … Continue reading

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Symposium 2013: One Month Away!

Photography: Laurie Metzger The Longwood Graduate Program’s Annual Symposium, Shifting Landscapes: Cultivating Connections with a Broader Community, is a little less than a month away!  If you are on the fence about attending, let me paint you a picture… When … Continue reading

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A day in Sao Paulo

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows Day two with our guide was a little slow. We started out exploring the natural areas behind the Museum Paulista. They are full of native Brazilian trees and tropical plants along with lots of exercise … Continue reading

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Inhotim

Photography by: Longwood Graduate Fellows Our day began with an early pick up at the hotel by our very personable tour guide Luciana. On the drive to Inhotim she told us about Belo Horizonte’s history and helped us with some … Continue reading

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Brazil Blog Day 1 & 2

Early Tuesday January 8, the first year Longwood Graduates and chaperones, David and Lori, kicked off our long awaited trip to Brazil. After meeting at the airport in Miami, we flew, without a hitch, to Manaus, Amazones, Brazil. Continue reading

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A Trip to Cornell

Photography: Longwood Graduate Fellows At the peak of fall color in mid-October, all ten Longwood Graduate Fellows and our Director, Dr. Lyons, journeyed to Ithaca, New York for a field trip to Cornell Plantations. Before sunrise on the first day, … Continue reading

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First year Fellows visit Chanticleer

(written by Laurie Metzger, photographs by Chunying Ling) It was a sunny, sometimes cloudy– typically capricious Autumn day in Eastern PA when we made a visit to Chanticleer. A seeming anomaly in a region dominated by DuPont estates turned public … Continue reading

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Hagley Museum and Library

August 10, 2012 – Hagley Museum and Library, DE (written by Laurie Metzger, photographs by Lindsey K. Kerr) It was a rainy morning as we prepared to visit the Hagley Museum and Library. Being a 253 acre museum, with extensive … Continue reading

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