AGC Supports Secrest Arboretum “Learning from Landscapes” Project with Major Grant Honoring Ken Cochran

A Garden -- A Place to Live Station SignThe Akron Garden Club has funded a $50,000 Learning from Landscapes interpretive signage program at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, Ohio.  The gift pays tribute to GCA Honorary Member Kenneth D. Cochran, who retired in 2014 as curator and program director.

Forty 11” x 14” signs identify noteworthy native trees and shrubs.  Sixteen 24” x 30” station signs placed throughout the arboretum cover topics such as What is Soil?, Will It Grow in My Landscape?, Ongoing Research at Secrest Arboretum and The Value of Trees.  Additional small signs identify the year and plant name for 15 woody and herbaceous plants that have received the GCA’s Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award for Plant of the Year.

Akron Beacon Journal, August 7, 2015,  Signs Point Way to Better Garden >

Photo credit:  Joe Levack