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Denver Botanic Gardens participates in a global initiative to establish a National Botanical Garden in Haiti

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Denver Botanic Gardens participates in a global initiative to establish a National Botanical Garden in Haiti

The vision of Mr. William Cinea, a passionate champion for the establishment of national botanical garden in Haiti, is being brought to fruition this week though the International Symposium on the Creation of a Haitian National Botanical Garden (October 24 and 25, 2011). With 12 international delegates representing botanic gardens in five countries, the symposium today focused on the role of a botanic garden in rebuilding Haiti. Over 100 local Haitian...

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Sterling Ranch: A Sustainable Partnership

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Sterling Ranch: A Sustainable Partnership

As we look for ways to conserve our natural resources and create sustainable communities, Denver Botanic Gardens in partnership with Sterling Ranch has helped create low-water sustainable landscapes at their demonstration site at Allis Ranch in Douglas County. Sterling Ranch will be Colorado’s first rainwater harvesting community and this project will set a new standard for water conservation in Colorado. To achieve a goal of using only a third of water...

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 5: Uruapan

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 5: Uruapan

Lunch has been arranged at the farm and the food prepared by local Purepechas women. We are treated to fresh guacamole, hot blue corn tortillas made right in front of us, beans, and a squash dessert in addition to other treats.

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

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'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 4: Patzcuaro

The island of Janitzio consists of terraced housing packed along the hillside and has a population of about 3,000 people. At the top of the hill is the statue of José Maria Morelos, a leader of Mexican independence. Within the statue are paintings by Ramon Alba de la Canal and other great Mexican muralists that recreate the life of Morelos.

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