N° 82 — December 29, 2021
Stay in touch as we celebrate Washington Youth Garden's 50th Anniversary. Enjoy our updates and insights from FONA, the U.S. National Arboretum, and WYG.
Thank you to our FONA members — you make our work possible!
Your membership helps us connect people to plants through our education programs, recreation programs, and events. Together, we've done some remarkable things this year for the Arboretum and our DC community.

There's still time to support FONA or become a member before the end of the year.
Wishing You a Happy Holidays
We've enjoyed meeting many of you in person this year through our education programs at Washington Youth Garden and through our recreation programs and events.

Thank you for helping make 2021 truly spectacular. We're excited to continue building our community in 2022 — until then, we hope you have a safe and happy holidays!
Reflecting on the Year
2021 has been a year growth for FONA.

We adapted many of our education programs to better fit our community's needs and celebrate Washington Youth Garden's 50th anniversary. We also offered new events like Movies in the Meadow, a fall Bulb Sale, and a Christmas Tree Sale & Holiday Market.

Check out our new End of Year Report to see how all this growth has helped us better serve the National Arboretum and our DC community.

Photo from Liz West, Flickr
From our Friends: American Horticultural Society
How can you extend the lifespan of your poinsettias, wreaths, and garlands? The American Horticultural Society breaks it down so you can get the most out of your holiday plants.

Arboretum Adventures
The Arboretum is open every day from 8 AM to 5 PM except December 25thThe National Bonsai & Penjing Museum will be closed Friday, December 31st.

Download the Arboretum's mobile app to discover something new during your visit to the National Arboretum. This app features seasonal highlights, self-guided tours, and a map of all the plants in the Arboretum.

Download the Arboretum's mobile app for iOS or Android platforms.
Many camellias in the Asian Collections are in full bloom right now.
Ways to Support
Government employees can support FONA by donating through the Combined Federal Campaign. Federal civilian, postal, and military members have until January 15, 2022 to pledge their support for the 2021 campaign. FONA's CFC number is 81610.

Our Ratings
We are honored by the trust organizations like GuideStar, Catalogue for Philanthropy, and Great Nonprofits have in our work. We are committed to being transparent with our donors so we can continue making meaningful change in our community together.
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