Archive

When a loved one passes, ‘Love Grows On’ with memorial trees

12/20/13

When the seasons of our lives changes with the passing of a cherished loved one, planting a tree as a living memorial can be a meaningful way to let the memory of a loved one continue to flourish. Read more…

 

TheDCH welcomes new board members

11/18/13

New Board members include a Coons staffer, sustainability expert, city councilwoman, horticulture expert, and stormwater expert. Read more…

 

PRESS KIT: Green renovations & expansion to be unveiled Oct 23

10/21/13

Press invited to a VIP tour in advance of the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Annual Meeting & Lecture, “Sustainable Solutions.” Read more…

 

TheDCH, City of Wilmington & TD Bank team up for tree planting

10/8/13

The City of Wilmington is one of only 10 cities nationwide to receive TD Bank Green Streets USA funding, which resulted in 79 shade trees in underserved northeast Wilmington. Read more…

 

Route 40 landscape improvements to be unveiled October 8

10/7/13

Median plantings to beautify the high-use corridor from Maryland border to Hares Corner – the result of five years of planning and collaboration between businesses, a nonprofit and the public sector. Click here for the press kit…

 

TheDCH congratulates the 2013 City Gardens Contest winners

9/24/13

Every gardener that spruced up an outdoor space put on public display helped create a more beautiful Wilmington. This year, horticulture experts judged 83 gardens and 200 guests joined in the People’s Choice Awards. Read more…

 

Sustainable Sites day trip to southeast Pa. on Oct 17

9/24/13

A stimulating, consciousness-raising tour in nearby Pennsylvania is a must for environmental studies students, landscape architects, garden designers, gardeners and professionals interested in intelligently incorporating sustainable elements and practices into their buildings and grounds. Read more…

 

“Trees for Delaware City” wins national award

9/13/13

Public relations campaign takes 1st place at NFPW conference. Read more…

 

MEDIA KIT: Sea Level Rise Awareness Week activities throughout Delaware

8/27/13

TheDCH is one of 14 organizations participating in Delaware’s first Sea Level Rise Awareness Week. Activities are scheduled throughout the State from September 14 – 22. Read more…

 

Bare root trees now available to order until Sept 20

8/22/13

New for this fall’s sale are memorial trees, in partnership with the DE Grief Awareness Consortium, and an assortment of salt-tolerant trees, just in time for Sea Level Rise Awareness Week. Read more...

 

Secret Garden renovation takes shape

8/7/2013

Volunteers, staff and students pitch in to renovate a special outdoor classroom in Wilmington’s Hilltop Neighborhood. Yearlong effort nears completion. Read more...

 

Gov. Markell & Sec. Kee visit TheDCH Urban Farm

8/2/2013

Gov. Jack Markell and Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee saw firsthand how urban farming cultivates stronger communities during an agricultural tour of Wilmington’s East Side on July 31. Read more...

 

Delaware Home and Garden Show Tickets

2/20/13

Print out our coupon and get a family 4 pack of tickets to the Delaware Home and Garden Show...FREE! Read more...

 

Volunteer Opportunities

2/20/13

No green thumbs or greenbacks necessary to advance statewide greening efforts this spring. Read more...

 

Bank of America Awards More Than $1 Million to Address Critical Needs in Delaware

2/20/13

Funding is part of bank’s focus on providing immediate assistance such as hunger and shelter, and addressing longer term financial wellness. Read more...

 

New tree resources available for Wilmington residents

1/31/13

A variety of resources to help people plant and take care of trees in Wilmington is now available. Read more...

 

Delaware Center for Horticulture welcomes new board members

1/25/13

The Delaware Center for Horticulture is pleased to announce the addition of nine new members to the non-profit’s Board of Directors. Read more...

 

Bare root trees now available from the Delaware Center for Horticulture

1/25/13

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) kicks off its spring bare root tree sale, with orders due February 15, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Read more...

 

TheDCH's Top Ten Achievements for 2012

12/26/12

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) is pleased to announce this year has been filled with many important milestones and celebrations.  Read more...

 

Six standout volunteers in 2012

12/21/12

Volunteers power the engine that runs the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s community greening, education, advocacy and fun efforts statewide. Read more...

 

City Gardens People’s Choice Tour Map Cover

12/21/12

TheDCH is accepting entries for horticulture-themed work by local artists. Postmark Deadline April 5, 2013. Read more...

 

TheDCH garners accolades for community building efforts

12/01/12

‘Business Community Champion’ award announced at Destiny Community Development Center’s annual dinner. Read more...

 

Public dedication celebrating Rodney Square Renewal to be held on Nov 27

11/27/12

Completion of this major project to replace trees, improve sidewalks, and help mitigate stormwater runoff has been in the planning since 2004. Read more...

 

TheDCH Board of Directors decides to stay in Trolley Square location

11/20/12

Vote includes withdrawal from consideration for Harper-Thiel property.  Read more...

 

Governor honors Secret Garden volunteers

11/01/12

Teaching the community’s youngest to care for and be inspired by nature earns 16-year veterans the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. Read more...

 

New wildlife habitat area is installed on Ashland campus in Wilmington

11/01/12

TheDCH coordinates the planting of native trees and shrubs on 15,000 square feet. Read more...

 

26 grads in our 1st Tree Steward training

10/11/12 - DCH

Thanks to a bumper crop of certified Tree Stewards in the first training this fall, organizers are planning another for Spring 2013. Read more...

 

Urban Agriculture thrives in Wilmington

9/24/2012

Gardens in and around Wilmington yield edibles for residents of urban ‘food deserts.’ With slideshow of the Urban Farm Coalition tour. Read More

 

Sip and tip in October to help combat childhood obesity

9/19/2012

100% of TheDCH guest bartender tips to benefit Junior League project to combat childhood obesity. Read More

 

TheDCH announces City Gardens Contest People’s Choice Tour winners

9/10/2012

More than 60 homeowners throughout the City took part in the 30th Anniversary event and welcomed more than 200 to their beautiful, creative and thoughtful garden spaces. Read More

 

“Bringing It All Home: Cultivating Sustainable Communities”

10/20/12

International leader in sustainable agriculture to speak in DE. Read More

 

Sea Levels Rising, Delaware Preparing

9/13/12

With the lowest elevation in the nation and 381 miles of shoreline. View the full report here. Read More

 

New program for tree advocates in Delaware’s neighborhoods

9/4/12

TheDCH Tree Steward training starts on Sept 20. Read More

 

Candidate Meet & Greet

8/16/12

More than 50 candidates attend reception. Read More

 

Get decades of relief from summer heat

7/31/12

TheDCH serves the community by supplying Bare Root Trees at a deep discount. Read More

 

Rodney Square Construction Banner

6/7/12

Click here to see an interpretive banner that illustrates the new urban tree planting technology. Read More

 

Rodney Square Construction Begins

5/11/12

After nearly four years of planning, City of Wilmington officials today announced that the first phase of a landscape improvement project for Rodney Square will begin. Read More

 

June is Discover TheDCH Month

5/9/12

A smorgasbord of 16 events including garden tours, social events, workshops and family fun. Read More

 

Discover TheDCH Handout

5/9/12

A printable schedule of Discover TheDCH Month events. Read More

 

Trees for Delaware City

5/1/12

TheDCH is celebrating the successful completion of a pilot program in Delaware City. Read More

 

April is Plant 1 Million Month

4/13/12

A shower of regional events include tree giveaways, festivals, and fun for Phillies fans. Read More

 

Rare Plant Auction at Longwood Gardens on April 28

Press release and backgrounder

4/13/12

This gala fundraising event supporting the mission and programs of the Delaware Center for Horticulture celebrates its 32nd anniversary. Press release available here. Additional background and history information here.

 

City of Wilmington Arbor Day Activities

4/2/12

The Delaware Center for Horticulture and the City of Wilmington will host events in honor of Arbor Day. Read More

 

Banning Park Planting

3/14/12

The Delaware Center for Horticulture kicks off the spring season with its first tree planting of 2012 at Banning Park in Wilmington. Read More

 

Family Fun workshop: Feeding our feathered friends

2/21/12

TheDCH provides great family programming, like this Feb. 11 workshop. Read More

 

Dr. Grabosky cultivates smart strategies for choosing trees

2/9/12

The annual Help for the Home Gardener is under way. This popular series provides expert advice in laymen’s terms every Wednesday in February. Read More

 

Crop Mob: most dirty fun you’re allowed to have in public in a volunteer service day

2/9/12

For volunteers dreamin’ of a daylong ‘down on the farm’ experience, TheDCH’s third annual hands-on event at H.G. Haskell’s SIW Vegetable farm in Chadds Ford, Pa. is the ticket. Read More

 

Art museum teams up with TheDCH

2/5/12

DE Art Museum members get TheDCH member price on this month’s Help for The Home Gardener series, and TheDCH members get museum member prices on great winter programming. Read More

 

TheDCH launches All New Family Fun workshops

2/5/12

Nature walks, ice cream making and more! This new monthly hands-on Saturday morning outing brings affordable fun to the next generation of gardening enthusiasts. Read More

 

Floral Fun – all new workshops for crafters and plant lovers

2/5/12

A hands-on “show me” class for crafters. Each month, make a fresh floral arrangement. Read More

 

TheDCH Volunteers honor MLK with garden projects

1/20/12

Serviam Girls Academy and Wilmington Friends School teamed up to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service at TheDCH. Read More

 

TheDCH Help for the Home Gardener

1/20/12

HFHG 2012 media kit: descriptions, links & speaker bios. Read More

 

TheDCH Hire - Emily Smith Education Coordinator

1/19/12

Smith’s fresh ideas are helping TheDCH meet the challenge of expanding environmental and horticulture programming. Read More

 

Bare Root Trees available

1/13/12

Get that someone special a TREE for Valentine's Day! Read more

 

Kale Chips Rock!

1/13/12

Kale Chips Rock! The Delaware Urban Farm Coalition is cooking up a buzz about kale chips. This essay includes a delicious recipe. Read more

 

TheDCH Coming Events Jan-Apr 2012

1/10/12

Who says hort heads hibernate in the winter? Four months of family fun, hands-on learning, outdoor adventures, horticulture happenings, and more going on at TheDCH. Read More

 

DCH's Top 10 accomplishments from 2011

12/15/11

Delaware Center for Horticulture announces Top 10 accomplishments and celebrations for 2011. Read More

 

Urban Agriculture Summit

10/27/11

Urban agriculture summit on Oct 27 will address unequal access to fresh, healthy food in New Castle County. Read more

 

Tree events across DE on Nov 5

10/24/11

In a coordinated effort throughout Delaware and the tri-state region, numerous local organizations will be planting trees and selling native trees. Participants, including TheDCH, are members of the newly-formed Delaware Tree Coalition. Read more

 

39 new trees planted at Mount Pleasant Elementary School

10/1/11

More than 100 children and adults volunteered in partnership with the school’s PTA and the Delaware Center for Horticulture. Read more

 

TheDCH completes 320-tree project in Seaford, Del.

8/10/11

An 11-site tree planting project begun in June 2010 in Seaford, Del. is complete. More than 300 10-12 foot trees were installed in mixed industrial and residential areas that see heavy recreational usage and poor tree canopy coverage. Read more

 

MEDIA KIT: Greening renovations at Trolley Square ACME

6/30/11

This $180,000 demonstration stormwater management project – a government, public and private collaboration led by TheDCH – beautifies the business district, saves ACME $1,500 every year, and reduces runoff by 70%...Read More

 

New Urban Agriculture Manager promotes city farming and community gardens

6/8/11

Tara Tracy is the new Urban Agriculture Manager at TheDCH.  As head of Urban Ag, Tracy develops and implements food production and community gardening programs, including: TheDCH’s Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine on Wilmington’s northeast side, the greater Wilmington area’s Urban Farm Coalition; and 23 community gardens in New Castle County. Read more

 

New teaching gardens celebrate fall harvest at four elementary schools in Newark

11/29/10

NEWARK – The students and teachers at four public elementary schools in Newark are munching on fresh vegetables from new teaching gardens that were installed this spring...Read More

 

Delaware Center for Horticulture on track to plant 1,500 trees in 2010

10/26/10

WILMINGTON – By the time the fall planting season ends in November, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) will have planted 1,500 trees in New Castle County and Kent County...Read More 

 

Little Italy NeighborWoods Tree Planting

10/20/10

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (The DCH) today announced that it will host a tree planting event at The Pavilion Townhomes on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 9:00 AM as part of its NeighborWoods projects to improve the health and livability of homes in...Read More

 

Delaware citizens participate in a global environmental initiative

10/12/10

NEWARK – On October 10, 2010, a coalition of Delaware environmental organizations hosted a series of events as part of a united global effort to raise awareness about climate change...Read More

 

Moro Restaurant Wins at Taste of Trolley Square

9/24/10

WILMINGTON – In an extremely tight vote, the salsa made by Moro Restaurant took top honors last night at the Taste of Trolley Square event benefitting the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH)...Read More

 

Bare root trees available from the Delaware Center for Horticulture

7/7/10
WILMINGTON – Planting bare root trees is the cheapest and easiest way to create neighborhoods that are cool and shaded. If you want to buy a bare root tree, however, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) is the only...Read More

 

2010 Garden Tours

6/10/10

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Center for Horticulture invites you to enjoy a lovely evening with a progressive picnic supper in the public gardens of Wilmington, Delaware.  Park at the Goodstay Gardens...Read More

 

Delaware’s first urban farm wins national award & hosts Grand Opening of on-site farm market

5/21/10

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of a weekly farm market on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the corner of 12th & Brandywine. Located on-site...Read More

 

New teaching gardens celebrate first harvest at four elementary schools in Newark

5/20/10

NEWARK – The students and teachers at four public elementary schools in Newark are munching on the first fresh vegetables from new teaching gardens that were installed this spring by the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) and...Read More

 

The Delaware Center for Horticulture and the City of Wilmington Celebrate Arbor Day at Haynes Park

4/23/10

WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture is teaming up with city, state and regional organizations to celebrate Arbor Day on Tuesday, April 27. Activities will take place...Read More

 

City Gardens Contest celebrates 28th year

4/23/10

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (The DCH) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 28th annual City Gardens Contest. Entering is free and open to all Wilmington residents. Forms must be...Read More

 

Little Italy NeighborWoods Tree Planting

4/1/10

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (The DCH) today announced that it will host a tree planting event at Clayton Court on Friday, April 9, at 9:00 a.m. as part of its NeighborWoods projects to improve the...Read More

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