Opportunity to Teach in Prison!
Freedom Education Project Puget Sound is seeking volunteers to teach at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Washington. This volunteer would instruct a class of 15 – 20 students. We offer stipends to all of our volunteers to cover travel costs to the prison!
Winter Term 2017
Term will run from January 3rd to March 22th.
1) Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree
Autumn brings bright white bell flowers and deep red-orange fruit, both of which are set off by the deep-green, leathery leaves.
Hidden under the foliage are attractive stems with shredding red-brown bark.
2) Berberis (Mahonia) fortunei Chinese Mahonia
Many evergreen Mahonias have excellent textural foliage, from large and bold to low and delicate.
Berberis fortunei can be found growing low to the ground on our Sino-Himalayan hillside.
Despite the damp conditions, the UW community gathered on Sunday, October 16, with family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the opening of the Yesler Swamp boardwalk. Construction of the ADA-accessible boardwalk began in 2010 and was completed this summer, allowing visitors to enjoy a peaceful and dry walk through the swamp. The 6.4-acre Yesler Swamp provides some of the last remaining swamp habitat on Lake Washington.Read more
Stroll through 330 years of fascinating history and rich culture, while getting an exclusive peek behind Savannah & Charleston’s garden gates
Behind The Garden Gate—Savannah & Charleston tour
March 19–26, 2017
3 nights in Savannah, 4 nights in Charleston
Experience southern charm and hospitality while exploring secret gardens, elegant homes, magnificent plantations, hidden alleys, and quaint, picturesque cobblestone streets with Eve Rickenbaker of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and Susan McLeod Epstein of the Preservation Society of Charleston.
Udall Scholarships: Opportunities for enviro and outdoor leaders, and American Indian and Alaska Native students
The Udall Foundation offers a prestigious scholarship for undergraduate sophomores and juniors in any major seeking careers in environmental fields, and American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking careers in Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.
The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment, or pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.
Betula Nigra, known as the river birch, has beautiful shaggy bark and is resistant to the bronze birch borerRead more
1) Araucaria araucana Monkey Puzzle
Native to Chile and Argentina in the south central Andes mountains.
This long-lived tree is frequently described as a living fossil.
Large cones yield many edible nuts, similar to a pine nut.
2) Berberis gagnepainii Gagnepain’s Barberry
This evergreen shrub is native to China in the Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces.
Shrub is protected by many slender three-spined thorns.
SpringRain Farm & Orchard is a certified organic family farm located in Chimacum in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. Our mission is to use the best available knowledge to sustainably and organically produce food for our local community. At SpringRain Farm, we are committed to conservation and caring for the land we live and grow on. The land is protected by an agricultural easement, ensuring that it will remain farm land forever.Read more
Brian Thompson was recently appointed to the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award committee for a three-year term. He will join six other horticultural professionals across the county, including UW Botanic Gardens alum Jenks Farmer, in reviewing and presenting awards to the authors and publishers of the best North American books on gardening from the last year.
Brian is the Manager and Curator of the Miller Library.