Green Gardens

Earlier this week the New York Times published an interesting article on new standards that have been developed for greener landscapes to go along with greener buildings.  The article grabbed my attention with pictures from a demonstration regional garden as a part of the U.S. Botanical Garden on the Mall in DC.

Article from the Jan 7th New York Times Home Section

Article from the Jan 7th New York Times Home Section

You would think that I would not have to rely on the New York Times for information about DC gardens but indeed this was the first I was aware of this project.  The garden features plants that are rugged survivalists in this region and that maintain important ecological dependencies with insects and other organisms of the region.  In addition the article certainly describes these plants as worthwhile and interesting in and of themselves.

The full 180 page report is available online.  It’s a serious effort by dedicated professionals looking at a better path to the future.  They are looking for public comments until January 20th.  This will take study…

 

The Sustainable Sites Report

The Sustainable Sites Report