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David Fairchild Society Brochure 2022

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Your Benefits Get to Know Us Enjoy camaraderie with like minded members while knowing your support is critical to the success and future of the U S National Arboretum FONA and the well being of the community The U S National Arboretum is a horticultural research Recognition on the National Arboretum Donor Wall and in other materials Exclusive Invitations to in person and virtual events including garden tours and receptions Opportunities to learn about plants science history and what s happening at the National Arboretum Travel Perks through reciprocal admission privileges at 340 gardens and arboreta around the nation Program Discounts on FONA and Arboretum events Communications through FONA Field Notes e newsletter and Arbor Friends FONA s member magazine institution in NE Washington with 451 acres of greenspace and gardens adjacent to the Anacostia River Founded in 1927 it is administered by the Agricultural Research Service within the U S Department of Agriculture Its research has resulted in 650 plant introductions many disease resistant that benefit our nation s nursery industry and each of us The Arboretum s greenspace is more important than ever as people seek mental and physical well being Annually more than 700 000 visitors enjoy connecting with nature plants and science in this green oasis Friends of the National Arboretum the primary private partner of the Arboretum collaborates with the Arboretum and ARS in pursuit of a stronger Arboretum to better serve our community and nation FONA advocates for the Arboretum with city and federal officials collaborates on infrastructure projects and operations and communicates on behalf of USNA FONA serves the local community by enhancing visitor services hosting public programs and welcoming all to enjoy the Arboretum Now in its 51st year FONA s Washington Youth Garden education programs continue to educate and inspire children teenagers teachers and families in our one acre garden and classrooms in Wards 5 7 and 8 In 2022 our programs will have engaged over 8 000 youth and we will have grown and donated over 7 000 lbs of produce to local families The Arboretum s vision has strong buy in from leadership and partners Future improvements include enhanced educational facilities improved visitor services a new entrance increased access for pedestrians and cyclists renovation of the Capitol Columns an exciting tree canopy trail and more With your support we are entering an exciting chapter that will better serve the local community future generations and you 3501 New York Avenue NE Mail 2400 R Street NE Visitors Washington DC 20002 O 202 544 8733 info FONA org www FONA org Printed by Quality Graphics Printing Inc XX Total Recycled Fiber Photo by Plume Photography FONArboretum WashYouthGarden SERVING THE U S NATIONAL ARBORETUM OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND YOU

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FOLD FOLD You re Invited Serving Our Community Your support empowers FONA to invest in the Arboretum s future and make a difference in our community FONA connects people with nature science and well being through education programs recreation programs and events Our reach extends beyond the Arboretum grounds through Title 1 school garden support food distribution professional development programs and publications Belong to a passionate and growing community of like minded friends Be Proud of the impact your contribution makes serving local families through education food distribution and access to nature Learn about the world of horticulture and the Arboretum s Education programs that serve children teenagers and teachers in Title 1 schools Feeding local families through donation of 7 000 lbs of produce grown in our garden Contribute an annual gift to join the David Fairchild Society for 12 months at one of the following levels 50 000 David Fairchild Level members are the bold explorers committed to sharing the Arboretum with the world David Fairchild spent his life exploring collecting and introducing new plants and foods to America He helped to found the Arboretum in 1927 25 000 Azalea Level members are the pillars of our society and are dedicated to shaping the future of the Arboretum Azaleas designed by the Arboretum add long lasting color to spring impact on our nation s nursery industry and your garden Your support helps FONA realize the vision of the Arboretum and share its resources to improve the lives of children and families through How Will You Shape the Arboretum Join FONA s David Fairchild Society Levels of Support 10 000 Boxwood Level members are critical to conserving the Arboretum and ensuring the success of its mission The Arboretum s boxwood garden comprises one of the most complete collections of hardy species and varieties in the world the collection provides critical genetic material for disease resistance research Explore paths through magical gardens and open spaces at the Arboretum and the neighboring Anacostia River Participate in shaping the future of the Arboretum a national treasure as we look to its 100th anniversary Join today Visit www FONA org DFS 5 000 Magnolia Level members support the Arboretum s quest for superior ornamental plants Magnolia cultivars pique interest in gardens in spring and summer with shades of pink white and purple Hosting public events and programs to encourage a connection to nature science health and well being Promoting access for all to the Arboretum s 451 acres of 2 500 Crapemyrtle Level members bring vibrancy and energy to our society Crapemyrtle cultivars created by the Arboretum are vigorous and bring a spectacular array of color to gardens during the hottest part of the year greenspace and reducing the financial barrier to events by offering a pay what you can model Communicating on behalf of the Arboretum through our publications and social media 1 200 Holly Level members like holly berries in winter are the foundation of our society that allow it to flourish The Arboretum has one of the largest and oldest assemblages of American holly cultivars These unique and diverse plants form the bedrock of garden design Advocating on behalf of the Arboretum with city and federal officials Leading the Washington Youth Garden redesign construction of a tree canopy trail and improved access for cyclists and pedestrians FOLD

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