TheDCH in the News

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Delaware Center for Horticulture names new director of advancement

9/19/18

The Delaware Center for Horticulture recently announced Marcia Stephenson as its new director of advancement. Read more...

 

Business people: Sept. 13, 2018

9/19/18

The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently announced Marcia Stephenson as its new Director of Advancement. Read more...

 

Succulent Plants and Delicious Beer: A Natural Pairing

7/31/18

Thanks to a longstanding relationship, supporters of the Delaware Center for Horticulture were among the very fortunate few offered a taste for what’s in store when a long-anticipated Wilmington brewery opens in August. Read more...

 

Director of Wilmington land bank, 'key' to city development, resigns

7/23/18

The head of Wilmington's effort to develop vacant properties is stepping down less than 18 months... Read more...

 

Greenville stylist favors 'funky end of chic' for personal attire

5/23/18

Photo's taken at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Wilmington.  Read more...

 

Wilmington and its Partners Kick Off Green Wilmington Project in West Cen

5/9/18

Mayor Mike Purzycki joined 5th District Council Member Va’Shun Vash Turner and 1st District Council Member Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha Monday, April 09, 2018, as the City’s Green Wilmington partners to complete the cleanup of a vacant lot at the corner of 5th and Madison Streets. Read more...

 

38th Annual Rare Plant Auction Gallery…

5/9/18

News Journal pictures from the Rare Plant Auction. Read more...

 

5th and Madison Vacant Lot Clean-up – WDEL

5/9/18

With spring on the way, a vacant lot at Wilmington's 5th and Madison streets in West Center City underwent a transformation. Read more...

 

5th and Madison Vacant Lot Clean-up press release from the City of Wilmington

5/9/18

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today joined City Council President Dr. Hanifa Shabazz, 5th District Council Member Va’Shun “Vash” Turner, and the City’s Green Wilmington partners to complete the cleanup of a vacant lot at the corner of 5th and Madison Streets. Read more...

 

5th and Madison Vacant Lot Clean-up – WPVI

5/9/18

Several groups and the city of Wilmington partnered to add beauty to the vacant property, which is just feet from the community center. Read more...

 

Arbor Day Celebration with New Castle County and Mt. Pleasant – NCCTV on YouTube

5/9/18

Officials joined students from the Brandywine School District to plant and learn about trees at Rockwood Park as part of Arbor Day celebrations on Thursday morning, April 12, 2018. Read more...

 

Just in time for spring, local partners are helping to spruce up Wilmington, one block at a time

4/15/18

Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) executive director Vikram Krishnamurthy said the approach to creating a greener, healthier city at that lot is only the beginning of all the projects they look to be a part of. Read more...

 

Visual art particularly hot in the next two weeks

2/19/18

Terence Roberts' photographs at Delaware Center for Horticulture looks at the ubban garden in winter mode through March 30, with an opening on March 2. Read more...

 

Around Town Feb 1

2/1/18

The Delaware Center for Horticulture has received recognition from the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association as the winner of its Landscape Award in the Commercial category. Read more...

 

Demolition paves way for homes under Wilmington Land Bank program

2/1/18

The Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Nature Conservancy of Delaware are working with the Land Bank and neighborhoods to reclaim vacant lots for greening. Read more...

 

Urban Forestry Grant Workshop at DDA on Feb. 13

1/24/18

Delaware communities can learn how to successfully apply for a 2018 urban forestry grant at an upcoming workshop at the Delaware Department of Agriculture... Read more...

 

You Bet Your Garden

1/3/18

Are warm-weather grasses taking over our turf? On the latest edition of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will help you decide. Read more...

 

DCH Greening Workshops

11/30/17

The Delaware Center for Horticulture is having the final sessions of its annual Holiday Greens Workshops... Read more...

 

Bank of America announces $596,000 in grants

10/27/17

Bank of America announced $596,000 in economic mobility grants. The grants will be distributed to 22 nonprofits working to increase access to affordable housing and support community revitalization in Delaware communities. Read more...

 

Eat, drink & dunk your landlord in Trolley Square

10/2/17

When you're one of the state's best-known bar districts, neighborhood-wide festivals and events tend to come after dark... Read more...

 

Plantings near Wilmington Riverfront to brighten up open space area

7/15/17 - Delaware First Media

A new beautification process is now underway near the Wilmington Riverfront. Read more...

 

The Delaware Center for Horticulture spruces up Wilmington in sweltering heat

7/14/17 - WHYY

Today was a day of giving back and sprucing up. Read more...

 

Intern Outreach Day

7/14/17 - WITN

Delaware Center for Horticulture hosted their 2017 Regional Intern Outreach Day, bringing over 130 horticulturists, interns, and staff members... Read more...

 

Intern Outreach Day

7/14/17 - WPVI

Dozens of local students are learning the ropes of the horticulture industry. Read more...

 

DCH hosting Outreach Day

7/14/17 - Chadds Ford Live

The Delaware Center for Horticulture will host the 2017 Regional Intern Outreach Day, bringing over 130 horticulturists, interns, and staff members... Read more...

 

Program helps non-violent offenders find jobs

5/25/17 - The News Journal

In March, the horticulture center kicked off its 2017 return-to-work program, which provides horticultural and life skills training to local residents entangled with the criminal justice system. Read more...

 

WDEL Lifestyle Interview with Vikram Krishnamurthy

5/16/17 - WDEL

Listen to the 16 minute audio here. Read more...

 

The benefits of shade trees

4/19/17 - 6ABC

Wednesday afternoon 20 employees from Bank of America and TheDCH planted dozens of trees around the grounds of... Read more...

 

Delaware state senator steps in to help get tree that fell in snowstorm off Wilmington constituent’s car

4/4/17 - WDEL

It took three weeks, but a tree that smashed a car at South Scott and Tulip streets in Wilmington during the mid-March snow and ice storm has finally been removed. Read more...

 

Free tree symposium on tap at Belmont Hall in Smyrna

3/30/17 – Dover Post

The program Wednesday, April 12 will include a presentation by Sam Seo, urban forester for the Delaware Center for Horticulture, on “Great Trees for Central Delaware Gardens,” along with a demonstration on how to properly plant, prune and care for trees. Read more...

 

Smyrna Shade Tree Association to host tree symposium

3/28/17 – Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times

The Smyrna Shade Tree Commission, Friends of Belmont Hall and the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association will sponsor a symposium on "Great Trees for Central Delaware Gardens"... Read more...

 

Around Town – March 23

3/23/17 – Chadds Ford Live

TheDCH and the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition will hold their annual Community Gardens Spring Kickoff this Saturday... Read more...

 

2017 Delaware Agriculture Week offers information on best practices, new technologies

1/4/2017 - UDaily

2017 Delaware Agriculture Week offers information on best practices, new technologies. Read more...

 

Briefs: Perennials class and gardening talk

1/4/2017 - News Journal

The University of Delaware Botanical Garden will offer a series of classes on herbaceous perennials for three consecutive Wednesdays, starting next week. Read more...

 

The man behind the Kingswood Community Center garden: Reynolds Abrams

11/27/16 - Delaware Public Media

Thanksgiving is historically a time to celebrate the bounty of food provided during harvest time. Read more...

 

Delaware Urban Farm Offers Residents Oasis to Grow Crops in Food Desert

11/30/16 - Seedstock.com

Once a blighted lot strewn with trash, today the E. D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware consists of 600 sq. ft. of intergenerational community garden space and 1,400 sq. ft. of commercial growing space. Read more...

 

Enlighten Me: How one woman's green thumb carried her through prison and beyond

11/18/16 - Delaware Public Media

Community gardens don’t only serve the purpose of providing nutritional value to one’s diet – they also provide a healthy extracurricular activity for the gardeners themselves. Read more...

 

Rock Brown and his giant peach tree: from pit to over 500 peaches

11/14/16 - Delaware Public Media

Rock Brown grew up on Wilmington’s East side, and doesn’t remember any community gardens in the area in the 1960s. Read more...

 

Enlighten Me: Mrs. Brown still tending to her East Side community garden

11/7/16 - Delaware Public Media

Community gardens aren’t new to Wilmington or Delaware as a whole – but they were several decades ago when Wilmington resident Hazel Brown decided something needed to be done to clean up her crime-ridden neighborhood. Read more...

 

Bob Harris and Vikram Krishnamurthy on Window on Wilmington

10/26/16 - Window On Wilmington

Delaware Center for Horticulture Executive Director Vikram Krishnamurthy, and Public Landscapes Supervisor Bob Harris from the is here to talk about their Return To Work Program. Read more...

 

Reentry grant provides hands-on landscaping, horticulture skills

10/21/16 - Delaware First Media

Delaware Center for Horticulture's Back to Work program is getting a boost from the newly created State Reentry Funding Program. Read more...

 

New trees beautify a cemetery

10/14/16 - ABC

Trees were planted at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Wilmington. Read more...

Additional video here

10/14/16 - WCAU

Additional video with commentary from Executive Director Vikram Krishnamurthy

10/14/16 - The News Journal

 

Our thumbs up, thumbs down for the week

10/14/16 - The News Journal

To the 18 non-profits that were selected to get $2 million in grant money to run programs to help Delawareans re-enter the community after completing prison sentences. Read more...

 

Non-profits get $2M in grants for prisoner re-entry

10/7/16- The News Journal

A total of $2 million will be split among 18 non-profit organizations that were selected to run programs to help Delawareans re-enter the community after completing prison sentences. Read more...

 

Nature key to Wilmington's future, leaders say

10/7/16- The News Journal

Urban nature projects require leadership and funding, panelists said. Read more...

 

"Taste of Trolley Square" shows Wilmington's Trolley Square is more than just bars

9/27/16- The News Journal

Let's face it. Trolley Square is a small neighborhood with a big reputation. Read more...

 

Delaware Center for Horticulture to debut dance party

9/21/16- The News Journal

Beers ‘n’ bulbs will collide this weekend at Delaware Center for Horticulture’s first Party in the Park. Read more...

 

TheDCH Grows Greener

9/12/16 - Out & About

While promoting gardening and conservation, the nonprofit celebrates renovations, new projects and, on Sept. 24, Taste of Trolley. Read more...

 

JFS’s garden for older residents honors Hy Leder

8/10/16 - The News Journal

That bland lawn on the side of the building has just been transformed into a peaceful garden... Read more...

 

Mt. Zion Cemetery: From turmoil to tidy

6/30/16 – The News Journal

There was plenty of excitement around the late, Wilmington-born jazz great Clifford Brown last week. Read more...

 

Big Picture: Grants for urban agriculture and community garden projects

6/27/16 – WITN

Big Picture: Grants for urban agriculture and community garden projects. Read more...

 

Eleven Delaware sites awarded grants for urban agriculture and community garden projects

6/24/16 – Delaware Dept. of Agriculture

Eleven Delaware urban farm and community garden projects are receiving support to grow and thrive through a new initiative designed to... Read more...

 

Urban agriculture movement on the rise in Wilmington

6/24/16 – Delaware Public Media

The Department of Agriculture announced Friday the recipients of 11 micro-grants for organizations committed to urban agriculture initiatives in Delaware. Read more...

 

Urban garden grants to be announced Friday

6/24/26 – The News Journal

State officials are hoping more urban gardeners in Delaware will see the fruits, and vegetables, of their labor.... Read more...

 

Wilmington Urban Farm to be dedicated to late city councilman

6/2/2016 – The News Journal

The Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Urban Farm will be renamed for Eric D. Robinson this Friday, in honor of the late city councilman and creator of the city's first urban farm. Read more...

 

Eric D. Robinson Urban Farm Dedication

6/3/2016 – WITN

Dedication of the E. D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine in Honor of the Late Wilmington City Councilman Eric D. Robinson. Read more...

 

E.D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine Dedication

6/3/2016 – WPVI

Fresh fruits and vegtables are now sprouting in a Wilmington neighborhood. Read more...

 

E.D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine Dedication

6/3/2016 – WCAU

The Delaware Center for Horticulture dedicated a new Urban Farm in Wilmington, New Castle County this morning. Read more...

 

Garden Contest, Decorated Rainbarrels

5/25/2016

The Wilmington City Gardens contest run by the Delaware Center for Horticulture is coming up on its June 3 entry deadline. Read more...

 

Plant to Plant

5/19/2016 - The News Journal

Take a look at some of the highlights for the 2016 Rare Plant Auction! Read more...

 

Urban farming is sprouting all over the city, and fresh produce isn't the only way in which citizens are benefitting

05/11/2016 - Out & About

Thanks to several large organizations and a growing number of resourceful residents, urban gardening and agriculture in Wilmington is... Read more...

 

DCH Director pleased with the new energy he finds at the center

04/21/2016 - News Journal

Vikram Krishnamurthy senses a new energy at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, where he recently took the reins as executive director.  Read more...

 

Urban Farm grows hope for Wilmington community

07/16/2015 – News Journal

In marking the state’s first Local Produce Week, state officials gathered in an unlikely spot — just between elevated railroad tracks and bustling U.S. 13 in Wilmington. Read more...

 

Some very nice Rare Plant Auction photos

05/03/2015 – News Journal

Delaware’s newspaper of record captured smiling faces of guests who came out to TheDCH’s largest fund raising event of the year. Read more...

 

Melbourne, Australia’s Clivia Society reports on the 2015 Rare Plant Auction

05/01/2015

TheDCH’s largest annual fund raiser regularly garners notice from horticulture’s top experts and enthusiasts. Read what Australia has to say about the RPA. Read more...

 

Congrats, staffer Adrienne Spencer

01/20/2015 – Cape Gazette

TheDCH Urban Farmer has won a scholarship from the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. Read more...

 

Planting for Bees by Former Hagley Horticulturalist

01/08/2015 – News Journal

Longtime supporter of TheDCH Peter Lindtner shares highlights from his new book that combines his passion for bees and plants. Read more...

 

What could be more rewarding for a gardener than to support an organization that encourages good horticulture through community programs and educational events while enjoying...
— Patsy Bussard
Board Member & Volunteer