Six volunteers from the Education Department at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden came to Montgomery Botanical Center to work on a large cycad horticulture project. These Encephalartos collections are important for conservation and botanical research. These collections were originally dressed with organic mulch, but are being converted to granite mulch, as MBC has had good results with this medium. We thank the Fairchild Challenge Team for all of their hard work on the project.
Dr. Patrick Griffith, MBC Executive Director, states: “Enthusiasm, expertise, and most importantly, brawn—these are the great qualities that come to mind when I remember the awesome work of the Fairchild Challenge Team. Working alongside Junior, Nancy, Netiva, Surey, Marion and Hayes was great fun. I consider myself a huge fan of the great work being done in education at FTBG.”