DESIGN and PLANNING
American Public Garden Association
Hosted by the Desert Botanical Garden
The answer: A plant in every yard.
To spice things up a bit, Dr. McAuliffe was wearing his Che Guevara beret. We know that seed banks (Kew Millennium Seed Bank in the UK) and seed vaults (Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway) are trying to preserve our biodiversity, however, seeds, even under the best circumstances, are only viable for a certain amount of time.
Both McAuliffe and McCue look at this potential disaster and think about ways we can make an ecological difference. The way to change a plant's status from threatened to common is to put it in the hands of the people. For example, the Key Largo Tree Cactus is a threatened plant. The way to preserve this plant is to make it available to people who live in the region where that plant is native. If you "release"this plant to the public, you have to keep it in its native habitat.
Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College
1. Work with what you have been given
2. Derive beauty from function
3. Use humble materials and honor those materials
4. Marry the inside with the outside
5. Involve the visitor
|Scott A. Scarofone|