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Vanishing Acts: In Search of Trees

A Young Fraser Fir Bernheim acquired to accompany the Vanishing Acts exhibit

With only a few days to go, we anxiously anticipate the public opening of the Vanishing Acts exhibit which highlights rare and endangered species from all over the world.  Informative, interactive signs have been installed and are a great resource for learning about these species and their importance in the world’s forest.  Many of the plants in … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Making Change

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Virginia Pines are agents of change. Like all trees, virginia pines, Pinus virginiana, are alchemists, transforming ingredients such as water, carbon dioxide, and the energy of the sun, into food (carbohydrates) for the planet. But first the energy becomes trunk, root, and leaves, or in this case, needles. During this remarkable transformation … [Read more]

Can’t wait for Asparagus! – Isaac’s Cafe Special March 7 – 11

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My mother always said, "patience is a virtue".  She certainly did not coin the phrase but this was her go-to response whenever there was wait time for something good to happen.  When it comes to asparagus, Asparagus officianalis Liliaceae Family, patience truly is a virtue. Asparagus greets us in early spring but may take 2 to 3 years to get … [Read more]

Bernheim Offers Certified Interpretive Guide Training

There is still space, and still time, but act soon! The CIG Program The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation … [Read more]

Migratory Worms Revisit Bernheim

David McCelland opens a can of worms

A clutch of red wriggler worms, descendants of worms raised in the worm farm of the Edible Garden in 2014, have returned to Bernheim to visit the land of their ancestors. Former Artists in Residence, David McClelland and Mei-ling Hom, who constructed the sound and straw art installation “Rhizolink” in the Edible Garden over the Fall of 2013 and the … [Read more]

Bernheim Expert Staff Speaks at Carnegie Center in Conjuction with Exhibit

Carnegie Bernheim exhibit with Mark Wourms 2016

In conjunction with the exhibit, Bernheim: A Natural Muse, The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany will be hosting two events featuring members of Bernheim staff. On Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m., Martha Slaughter, Bernheim's Visual Arts Coordinator will be giving a talk titled, “A Natural Muse: Challenging Notions of Art”, … [Read more]