Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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October 2016 111 A custom metal entry structure welcomes Discovery Garden visitors. A pergola made from reclaimed wood provides shade. A barn constructed from two former tobacco barns is the educational center. The garden exhibits intricate masonry, repurposed materials, pollinator plants and illustrates what crops can grow on small residential-scale parcels. Organically grown fruit and vegetables, bee keeping, plant/insect relationships, sustainable stormwater management and the importance of balancing human production and natural processes are on display. More than 10,000 visitors participate in garden programs and events each year. Durham Public Schools sends all second grade students, about 5,000 kids, to visit the garden each year; the garden also donates some 2,000 lbs. of organically grown produce to local food banks each year.

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