National Arboretum

Power Plants: Farming Energy

 

  • Arbor 1Prev : Entrance to Power Plants at the National Arboretum

    Entrance to Power Plants at the National Arboretum

  • Arbor 2USBG : Power Plants: Mini-Display Version at US Botanical Gardens

    Power Plants: Mini-Display Version at US Botanical Gardens

  • Arbor 3grfc  : Farming Energy plaque invites visitors to visit Power Plants at the National Arboretum

    Farming Energy plaque invites visitors to visit Power Plants at the National Arboretum

  • Arbor 1p : Each of the twenty-one biofuel plant sites has large graphic and interpretive panel

    Each of the twenty-one biofuel plant sites has large graphic and interpretive panel

  • Arbor 5MAG  : US Arboretum Brand Magnet Promo Gift for Visitors

    US Arboretum Brand Magnet Promo Gift for Visitors

The USDA "Power Plants: Farming Energy" exhibit developed for the National Arboretum showcases living plants with the potential for bioenergy crops. As visitors stroll through the one-acre Power Plants Garden, outdoor interpretive signage explains how each plant can be converted to biofuel. 

 

"Power Plants" at the National Arboretum is viewed along the Flowering Tree Walk. A smaller version of the the exhibit also deveoped for the US Botanical Gardens on the Mall in Washington, DC for Bioenergy Awareness displays. 

 

Ethanol and biodiesel produced from the twenty-one plants on display may replace petroleum based fuels. 

 

Recycled oil drums are colorful planters used in the exhibits. 

 

 

Client: National Arboretum
Project: Power Plants: Farming Energy
Role: Exhibit / Graphic Design
Location: US National Arboretum, DC
Year: 2008