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Updates – June 17, 2022

Choose Native Plants For Vining Green Walls

By Ethan Raysor Driving through the Brandywine Valley, the Delaware Coast, and the historic farmlands of Delaware, beautiful homes are commonly covered in Hedera helix, or English ivy. This vine became an American ideal for green walls and architectural standards in the early 1900s. Spot its spreading vines inside and outside public buildings, slowly destroying […]

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Updates – May 16, 2022

James Rockwell Honored for 2022 40 Under 40

GPN (Greenhouse Product News), the leading business publication for horticulture professionals, recently named James Rockwell, Mt. Cuba’s greenhouse and nursery manager, as an honoree in its 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. For the past four years, James has led the development and design of new production facilities  — including building a new, energy neutral […]

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Updates – April 1, 2022

New Beginnings Start Here

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF NATIVE PLANTS. The iconic Mt. Cuba Center gate officially opens Friday, April 1, welcoming members and guests back to the gardens and trails. There is much to see and do at Mt. Cuba this spring, ranging from tranquil, picturesque garden walks to events, classes, and a new entrance garden. Read on […]

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Updates – March 3, 2022

Biophilia, The Human & Nature Connection

By Erika Iouriev Are humans innately in touch with nature? According to psychologist Erich Fromm, “biophilia is the passionate love of life and of all that is alive.” Fromm suspected that humans are naturally drawn to nature and living things. Though the concept of biophilia is as old as Aristotle, it wasn’t popularized until the […]

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Updates – February 28, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

By Shelly Silva    During Black History Month, we celebrate several Black individuals who helped shape our understanding of plants and science, remembering how historically Black people have not received the recognition they deserve for their contributions. Take a few minutes to learn about these notable individuals who helped pave the way within the conservation, […]

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