The Carolina Campus Community Garden is planted. In its first year, the garden distributes 3500 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables free-of-charge to UNC housekeepers during weekly distributions.
The Education Center earns the highest award for green buildings, a LEED platinum certification. It is the fourth Platinum building in North Carolina, and the first state-owned building and the first public museum and outreach center to earn LEED platinum status.
A long -term exhibit of floral quilts in the Education Center is a gift of local quilters who with the Durham-Orange Quilters' Guild, made the quilts, each representing a Wildflower of the Year. The exhibit was initiated and organized by volunteer and Foundation Board Member Muriel Easterling. (Currently (2016), 34 quilts are exhibited including Carolina Moonlight (not a Wildflower of the Year), 2 River Oats quilts (1994), and no quilt for the 1998 Wildflower of the Year, Southern blazing star. The Cardinal Flower was Wildflower of the Year in 1982, 1983, and 2001, represented by 1 quilt).
Design and installation of the new landscape surrounding the new buildings and entrances are begun by Amanda Mixon and will continue through next year and beyond.
The NCBG Newsletter moves from a bimonthly to a quarterly publication as a cost-saving measure.
The Coker Arboretum's grit gravel paths are improved with Soiltac that binds the gravel together to enable it to withstand heavy rainfall.
Battle Park's existing trail is becoming a loop with the addition of a new trail project that will wind around and connect the existing trail that stops at “Lover's Stone Seat” to the trail leading to Prospect Point near Gimghoul Castle.
The Green Gardener Volunteer group is established and completing a 5-week training program. The volunteers will staff the Green Gardener Desk in the Education Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 2pm during the period, March-October. ID: 68Modified by: Last Update: 2017-01-11Publish: 1