Posts Tagged: community

Engaging Volunteers in Public Landscapes

Author: Lisa Trapp

Properly caring for gardens requires a year round investment of time and resources. Even when planting with predominantly native species, there is not much time for rest. Winters are filled with combating invasive species and winter weeds. Summers are spent tackling annual weeds, and long periods of heat and drought — when extra attention to watering and plant health become the priority. When working with public gardens,

... Read more »

What I learned this year…

Author: Shelly Barrick Parsons, Executive Director

Following a commitment made in 2020 to focus on sustainable management practices, Capital Trees launched this blog in May of this year to detail our processes, successes, and challenges.  Capital Trees also adopted a strategic plan in June of 2022 with three program pillars:  Build, Manage, and Educate.  Our blog, our community engagement, and our partnerships to make Richmond a Bee City are all initiatives under our education focus. 

... Read more »