Pat Maxwell, in Bernheim’s operations department, is a wizard when it comes to using big machines to move big stones. On Friday, March 22 he created this stone wall around the pipe that carries water from the new Edible Garden project into a new filtering wetland. Because the Edible Garden project is an applicant to […]
The Bernheim fire team headed by burn-boss Rick Caldwell has been hard at it. The team is attempting to get in 17 different burns this year. Each burn plot has its’ own unique fire prescription which takes into account the type of fuel (grassland, woodland, etc) the topography and the ecosystem management goals that the […]
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence Program, a central aspect of its Arts in Nature program. Although each artist is varied in their approach to their art making practice, each utilizes an aspect of nature as a primary reference in their work. The […]
Growing plants naturally in the glasshouses can sometimes be tough with disease, insect, and weed pressures. You are, in fact, in a fairly closed system – or so you think. Never forget, Mother Nature has helpers everywhere. Friends like this help to keep balance in my little glass ecosystem…and help to remind us of why […]
This timeline illustrates the progress of the Bernheim Edible Garden from early design and construction through to the present. The garden will always be a work in progress so stop back by again to see the updates.
Witchhazels in bloom February 28 January 1-15 witchhazels (Hamamelis) winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) paperbark maple (Acer griseum) river birch (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia (Stewartia koreana) January 16-31 witchhazels (Hamamelis) winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) three-flower maple (Acer triflorum) paperbark maple (Acer griseum) river birch (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia (Stewartia koreana) February 1-15 witchhazels (Hamamelis) winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) […]
The Edible Garden project requires soil. Lots of soil. It’s a garden after all. And since it is being located on a patch of land that has been highly impacted over the past 50 years, it needs good healthy soil. The options turn out to be, a) buy the soil, or b) make the […]