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MA-10-14-0328-14

John J. Tyler Arboretum
Fiscal Year: 
2014
Award: 
$146,609.00
City: 
Media
State: 
PA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Learning Experiences (NLG-Museums)

John J. Tyler Arboretum will develop visitor programming that will provide educational opportunities in its Edible Garden Center focused on the benefits of growing and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. The center will include a food gardening exhibit that addresses urban gardening issues such as raised beds, container gardens, rooftop gardening, holistic sustainable gardening practices and technologies, and traditional vegetable gardening techniques. Cooking demonstrations, healthy eating programs, and dedicated gardening activities will allow for hands-on learning about health and sustainability. The garden will also include a play space for children, art performances and art installations to create a visitor experience that is dynamic, educational and forward-thinking.