Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Vassar College we welcomed Morgan Miller, a Science, Technology and Society student.
Morgan split her days between horticulture every morning and independent research every afternoon. She pursued research on Springwood Estate management in the FDR Presidential library where her work resulted in the translation of a shorthand notebook of Sara Delano Roosevelt’s dictated correspondence which sheds light on her day to day affairs. Morgan also developed an interactive mapping tool for sharing information on the garden designs of Beatrix Farrand across the country, and developed a tool for evaluating the impact of a new public tour of the vegetable garden developed this year. She won the Open Space Institute’s Barnabas McHenry award for her work in landscape preservation and conservation.