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...

Join us for Music in the Gardens on Saturday, June 8, from 11am to 3pm. Events are free, family-friendly, and rain or shine.

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