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September 2018

Newsletter Archive

September 2018


OSGF is dedicated to engaging people in the world of plants.
September 2018
Fostering the Future.
Cultivating tomorrow's leadership is always a task for the present. By encouraging young thinkers and doers in the humanities, science, and fine art, we can guarantee that the future is in good hands.

At the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, we actively support emerging leaders in a broad range of disciplines relating to plants, gardens, and landscapes. Explore below to see how we have been engaging these young leaders and learn about upcoming opportunities to work and grow with OSGF. 
Fellowships. This year, OSGF awarded a total of $20,000 for our first two fellowships named in honor of Rachel Lambert Mellon's children. You can read about our new Fellows here. We are also now welcoming applications for 2019 fellowships. Learn more and apply here >
Internships. Our 2018 summer internship program has come to a close, but we are already looking ahead to hiring our next round of interns. Applications are open for a Fall/Winter Intern, as well as our 2019 Horticulture Intern program. Learn more and apply here >
Artists-in-Residence. This summer we hosted a trial Artists-in-Residence program at Oak Spring with four amazing artists. With feedback from this successful trial, we have already received nominations (now closed) for a 2019 program. Artists will be selected by a panel of diverse and reputable leaders in the art world.
The Gardens of Bunny Mellon by Linda Jane Holden is available for pre-order now and will be released in October. Featuring photography by Roger Foley and a foreword by OSGF President Sir Peter Crane, it will give readers an unprecedented look into Bunny Mellon's gardens, including Oak Spring. Learn more >
The Future of Our Food. The Oak Spring Garden Foundation is honored to be a sponsor of the Chesapeake Food Summit, a unique opportunity for leaders in the Chesapeake region's food system to convene and build bridges that will help ensure the growth and sustainability of our local foodshed. Learn more about Chesapeake Food Summit here >
Teacher Resources. We have crafted an exciting new exhibit, Cultivating History: Food, Crops, and Art, from our Library collection, specifically with an eye towards Virginia's 4th-12th grade curriculum. Also, if you're a teacher in the region of Virginia, Maryland, or DC, consider attending the Regional School Garden Summit on October 13th. Learn more and register by September 30th.
An Oak Spring Silva. 
We have made another of the Oak Spring Garden Library's four discursive catalogues available for free online. You can flip through the pages, view the beautiful images, and search for keywords and phrases throughout the entire volume. It joins An Oak Spring Herbaria online and is yet another step towards making the Library's collections available and accessible to those who can learn from and be inspired by them. View the volume here >
September Bouquet
The September arrangement from Robert Furber's (1674 – 1756) "Twelve Months of Flowers” includes 35 plant species, three of which are described as "Virginian." Despite this label, each of these plants is native to broader areas of eastern North America. The plant labeled "Virginian Birthwort" (10), more commonly known today as Virginia snakeroot, is classified as threatened in much of its native area, and endangered in New York. The contrast between its current status and its representation by Furber is a reminder of the vulnerability of native plants and ecosystems.
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