Category Archives: North American Experience

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

August 22, 2012 – Sarah P. Duke Gardens, NC (written by Sara Levin Stevenson, photographs by Abby Johnson) The Fellows spent Wednesday morning visiting the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, located on 55 acres in the center of the Duke University … Continue reading

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Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

August 21, 2012 – Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (written by Abby Johnson, photographs by Martin Smit) A burgeoning jewel on historic Main Street, in Kernersville, North Carolina, engages the eyes of passersby with a bright, bold and outstanding curb … Continue reading

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Written by Nate Tschaenn The second year Fellows have embarked on the North American Experience portion of the Longwood Graduate Program. This year’s destination is just a few states south of Delaware in North Carolina. We arrived in Charlotte last … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Infamous “U”

August 15, 2011 – St. Paul Campus, Minnesota University (written by Aubree Pack, photography by James Hearsum) Around here, the University of Minnesota is commonly, as well as affectionately, referred to as “the U.” The Longwood Graduate Program’s current Director, … Continue reading

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

(written by Felicia Yu, photographs by Aubree Pack) Just in case we didn’t already think we were spoiled by warm receptions and generosity everywhere we’ve been so far in the Twin Cities, the staff of the Como Park Zoo & … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park – Minneapolis Style.

August 13, 2011 – Minneapolis, Minnesota (written by James Hearsum, photography by Ashby Leavell) Few cities enjoy the benefit of a visionary parks department: One that takes a leadership role in economic development, is a broker of community creation and … Continue reading

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A Day at the Zoo

(photography by Raakel Toppila) A great day today at the Minnesota Zoo.  We spent the morning with Director Lee Ehmke, Horticulture Supervisor Kim Thomas, and Ken Kornack, Director of Capital Projects at the Zoo.  After meeting Lee at the entrance, … Continue reading

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Second Years Travel to the State of 10,000 Lakes

(photographs by Felicia Yu) North American Experience has begun yet again.  The second year Fellows and Dr. Lyons landed Wednesday in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota with the goal to explore what the region has to … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat It!

Our final destination, Joshua Tree National Park, is located a few hours east of Los Angeles in the California high desert, where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts meet.  After miraculously escaping most of L.A.’s notoriously nightmarish traffic, we found ourselves … Continue reading

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Pot Party!

A pot (washing) party that is – that’s title of the flyer inviting volunteers to help wash flower pots at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). The volunteers at the party had visions of the mother lode of pots being … Continue reading

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