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DCH is the only nonprofit membership organization in Delaware that mobilizes and inspires community greening statewide in urban and suburban environments. By inspiring an appreciation for improving our environment through horticulture, education, and conservation, we have become a leader in improving and beautifying communities by harnessing the power of our members, volunteers, and staff to go out and make a difference. Our members come from Delaware and the surrounding region and bring with them a passion for plants only matched by that of our staff members. With more than 600 active and dedicated volunteers annually, we have a tremendous amount of community support, which allows us to accomplish the impossible.

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Help us improve our future events! Whether you attended our events before or have been mulling over making your first appearance at DCH, we want to hear from you. Please take a moment to let us know what you think. This should take roughly 5 minutes to complete. Thank you!

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Help us improve our future events! Whether you attended our events before or have been mulling over making your first appearance at DCH, we want to hear from you. Please take a moment to let us know what you think. This should take roughly 5 minutes to complete.  Thank you!

Complete the survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/Jxs3xqsnUL

African-Americans have made important strides in the horticulture and agriculture industry which calls for celebration and recognition. Near and dear to our hearts is the practice of crop rotation, a topic we discussed with our Delaware River Climate Corps this fall and a practice we can thank George Washington Carver for.

Carver developed techniques to improve soils that had been depleted of nutrients by repeated plantings of cotton. Together with other agricultural experts, he urged farmers to restore nitrogen to their soils by practicing crop rotation. By alternating cotton crops with crops of sweet potatoes, peanuts, soybeans, and cowpeas, nitrogen was restored to the soil before a new round of cotton would be planted. Not only was this a great way to enrich the soil for improved cotton yields, but these crop rotations also gave farmers alternative cash crops. To encourage better nutrition in the South, he widely distributed recipes using the alternative crops.

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African-Americans have made important strides in the horticulture and agriculture industry which calls for celebration and recognition. Near and dear to our hearts is the practice of crop rotation, a topic we discussed with our Delaware River Climate Corps this fall and a practice we can thank George Washington Carver for. 

Carver developed techniques to improve soils that had been depleted of nutrients by repeated plantings of cotton. Together with other agricultural experts, he urged farmers to restore nitrogen to their soils by practicing crop rotation. By alternating cotton crops with crops of sweet potatoes, peanuts, soybeans, and cowpeas, nitrogen was restored to the soil before a new round of cotton would be planted. Not only was this a great way to enrich the soil for improved cotton yields, but these crop rotations also gave farmers alternative cash crops. To encourage better nutrition in the South, he widely distributed recipes using the alternative crops.

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We have over 50 plants in our offices and atrium that bring joy to staff and visitors. We couldn't maintain them all without help from our volunteers. If you're interested in helping to take care of our plants this season, sign up for a volunteer slot through our calendar here: www.volunteereasy.com/Site/TheDCH/Calendar/Volunteer-Opportunities-Calendar/8824/#/ ... See MoreSee Less

We have over 50 plants in our offices and atrium that bring joy to staff and visitors. We couldnt maintain them all without help from our volunteers. If youre interested in helping to take care of our plants this season, sign up for a volunteer slot through our calendar here: https://www.volunteereasy.com/Site/TheDCH/Calendar/Volunteer-Opportunities-Calendar/8824/#/

We're excited to continue working with Sacred Grounds partners this year and reconnecting with everyone this Thursday.We are looking forward to hosting a second cohort of Sacred Grounds Wilmington sites this year with our partners National Wildlife Federation Mid-Atlantic Center Delaware Nature Society Delaware Center for Horticulture! Please join us to celebrate Sacred Grounds Projects of 2022 and learn how your congregation in Wilmington can become Sacred Ground Certified (space is limited!), and get $1500 in grant money to create a community native pollinator garden in your sacred space. Join us for Sacred Grounds Extravaganza on Feb 2nd at Bethel AME Wilmington Delaware! RSVP required: forms.gle/DoevbHVE7BdJaewJ8 ... See MoreSee Less

Were excited to continue working with Sacred Grounds partners this year and reconnecting with everyone this Thursday.

Our snowdrop (galanthus) appreciation post. Find them throughout the DCH grounds especially when you visit through our front gates. ... See MoreSee Less

Our snowdrop (galanthus) appreciation post. Find them throughout the DCH grounds especially when you visit through our front gates.
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Did you bring your tree during our TreeCycle event?

We had a great time meeting everyone and are still celebrating the 392 trees we were able to collect. Watch a recap from the day below and mark us on your calendar for next year!
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We’re enjoying the small things this winter season. Snowdrops, hellebores, and conifers are the stars of the landscape during the colder months and bring excitement for the coming spring.

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Even in winter there’s something in our gardens to enjoy. Come visit to see what’s in bloom and learn more about our feature plant, witch-hazel, and have fun finding them at DCH. Grab a pamphlet and enjoy the outdoors!

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Please note that DCH will be closed in observance of this holiday.

Throughout the years, Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired Americans to work towards a better future. The day that we come together to celebrate his work has developed into a day where many volunteer and give back to their community. We encourage everyone to find a way to give back today. Whether you choose to volunteer at a shelter or pick up a piece of trash from a park, no act is too small.
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Join us for this informative lecture on the benefits of green roofs from the president and founder of North America's first nursery specializing in green roof plants and horticultural consulting, Edmund C. Snodgrass. Before the lecture begins, enjoy socializing with your peers!

For more information and to register for this event, visit the link in our bio.

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