Gardens & Grounds

New Trees, New Plants, New Life

New Trees, New Plants, New Life

Around the Grounds with Bennett The grounds of The 577 Foundation are graced with many great trees under which people have sat and children played, upon which many birds have nested and squirrels foraged, and against which daily life has occurred.  And though trees...

Community Gardens at 577

Community Gardens at 577

The Community Garden plots surrounding the Geodesic Biodome are the heart of 577’s grounds. Walking the curved paths in the peak of summer, you see a variety of beautiful vegetables like tomatoes, green beans, peppers, onions, squash, and greens growing amidst flowers...

We Root For Each Other

We Root For Each Other

New merch alert for a special cause! We’ve partnered with our friends at Jupmode to offer a new, limited apparel collection called: WE ROOT FOR EACH OTHER. With artwork hand-drawn by Isabelle Tucker, 577’s program coordinator and studio art instructor, and in...

The Making of an Applebash Tree

The Making of an Applebash Tree

But as time goes on, we not only remember specific things in relation to the people we have loved; their lives get built into our lives and finally the transference is complete. We are what we are because of them. ~ May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep If you’ve strolled...

Creation of a New Nature Trail

Creation of a New Nature Trail

From the Desk of Bennett O. Dowling, 577 Organic Landscape Horticulturist In the winter of 2020/2021, 577 properties and horticulture staff set out to create a new landscape running from the wood kiln to the orchard. A major goal of the new trail was to create a key...

Permaculture 101

Permaculture 101

Written by Samantha Day, 577 Organic Garden Horticulturist 577 is set up like a permaculture system! This is the epiphany I had as I’ve been preparing for my Permaculture 101 class over the last few weeks. Permaculture, in a nutshell, is a highly integrated and...

Celebrating Pollinator Week

Celebrating Pollinator Week

Celebrating Pollinator Week with 577 by Avery Bohman This week 577 honored and celebrated the many ways pollinators benefit our gardens and promote healthy ecosystems. National Pollinator Week is an annual celebration that helps to bring awareness and support to...

Seasonal Cooking with Samantha

Seasonal Cooking with Samantha

Fresh from the garden with Samantha Day, 577 Organic Garden Horticulturist Seasonal cooking is a sustainable approach to cooking with the added benefit of it being more flavorful and diverse. Cooking with freshly picked vegetables and fruits is my favorite – they...

Cultivating Culinary Mushrooms

Cultivating Culinary Mushrooms

Written by Samantha Day, 577 Organic Garden Horticulturist
Part of our daily mantra at 577 is to experiment: try something new – maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but we’ll always learn something. I started with The 577 Foundation last Fall, and I’ve been excited to be allowed the space and support to start experimenting with…

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