Greening our city


The purpose of the Garden’s applied research program is to extend our mission—to spark a passion for plants and cultivate an understanding of their vital relationship to people and the environment—through scientific investigation. Through our Green Corps work-study program, the Garden has become an active participant in a larger conversation about repurposing vacant urban properties. Our primary research goal is to find reuse strategies that increase the benefits provided by vacant land to local communities and the environment.

Vacant Land Reclamation
Green Infrastructure
Ecosystem Services

Vacant to Vibrant project blog