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February 18, 2012

Splendid Table

Reprint from the Chaska Herald

A climate-controlled room at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum holds thousands of rare books documenting a half-millennia of natural history. However, Andersen Horticultural Library visitors might find themselves sitting on, rather than reading, an invaluable object.

In the early 1970s, the late Gov. Elmer Andersen and his wife, Eleanor, filled the then-new library with commissions by master craftsman George Nakashima - tables, shelves, magazine racks, display cabinets and even a clock. There are 79 Nakashima pieces in the library, mostly fashioned from American black walnut.

Read more: Chaska Herald - Splendid table


Read more: Chaska Herald - Splendid table

February 15, 2012

NOMINATE MINNESOTA'S TOP 10 PLANTS

From the U of M Brief, Feb. 15, 2012:

NOMINATE MINNESOTA'S TOP 10 PLANTS: A public awareness campaign at the U of M Landscape Arboretum asks, "Which plants changed Minnesota and transformed how we live today?" The Arboretum is encouraging the public to nominate specific plant(s) for a state Top 10 list, open through April 15. For more information, see Top 10.

This exciting project will include educational activities in CFANS related to the top ten plants during the 2012-13 academic year!