Sep 2, 2016 / Washington Park Arboretum, News / Communication Staff

Remembering Jean Witt, Long Time Friend of the Botanic Gardens

Jean Witt, long time friend of the UW Botanic Gardens, passed away last week at age 95.  She was the widow of Joe Witt, the former Arboretum Curator and Professor of Urban Horticulture and for whom the Joseph A. Witt Winter Garden is named.  Together, they were well known for their joint leadership in field study trips of Washington native flora and geology (Jean’s specialty).  

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Aug 29, 2016 / Special Feature / Communication Staff

UW Botanic Gardens Loses a Family Member

Professor Sarah Reichard has passed away while leading a garden tour in South Africa.

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Late Summer Pods & Flowers on Display at the Washington Park Arboretum

The deep pink flowers of Rosa corymbulosa (Chinese species rose) are followed by elongated coral-red fruit in late summer.

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Aug 22, 2016 / Farm, News / raer3

Nursery Internships for Fall Quarter

The UW student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration’s (SER-UW) native plant nursery is located on campus at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH). It is a student run operation that provides plants to the on-campus restoration projects that SER-UW manages. This year, with the support of a Campus Sustainability Fund grant, the nursery is expanding by developing experiments and curriculum on plant propagation and production. 

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Aug 22, 2016 / Farm, News / raer3

Job Posting: Montessori School Garden Teacher/Environmental Educator

School Garden Teacher/Environmental Educator for Multi-age Montessori Setting (Renton)
Compensation: $15 – 17 per hour (DOE), 16 hours per week
Cedar River Montessori School is looking for a part time (16 hrs/week) gardening teacher/environmental educator for students age 3 – 14. We have three formal gardens and 12 acres of wooded campus. Our gardens include a large vegetable garden, a pollinator garden and a meditation garden. 

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Aug 19, 2016 / Travelogue / Sarah Reichard

South Africa – Here We Come!

Follow along with UW Botanic Gardens Director Sarah Reichard as she leads a tour through fantastic South Africa.

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Aug 19, 2016 / Education / Sasha McGuire

Last Twilight Tram Tour of the Season!

Join us for our final Twilight Tram Tour of the Arboretum this year.

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August Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

1)  Clerodendrum bungei

C. bungei is a deciduous, suckering shrub producing upright shoots and opposite, ovate, toothed, dark green leaves tinged with purple when young.  Salverform, fragrant, dark pink flowers, each with five spreading lobes, are borne in rounded, terminal panicles from late summer to autumn.  Native to China and a member of the family Lamiaceae, this specimen is happily spreading around the south side of bed ‘G’ on Azalea Way. 

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Recipe: Green Soup

From CSA Member Charlotte Smith 
Here is the Green Soup recipe I use when I have an over abundance of greens that I need to use up before they go bad.  It is delicious- my family eats it up quickly but it also freezes well.  I add everything green (spring mix, lettuce, kale, chard, etc.) from my CSA  bag, including the green top leaves (of carrots, celery, radishes, etc.) and the herbs (parsley, cilantro, etc.)  It changes the flavor each time but is always tasty.  

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Aug 5, 2016 / Farm, News / raer3

Recipe: Simple Creations

By Josh Furman
These past few weeks have been a wonderful reminder of how incredible the UW Farm CSA truly is! Each week we have all been lucky to enjoy such a bounty of produce, and our plates have been so intensely colorful. Here are a few simple creations.

A salad of radicchio, plums, shiso, and a vinaigrette made with plum jam! 

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