Over the summer of 2008 the first first year fellows visited a record breaking 6 institutions with a great range in both size and mission. Institutions included Chanticleer, Morris Arboretum, Mt. Cuba Center, Greater Newark Conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and The Scott Arboretum of Swathmore College. Attending the 2008 trips included first year Fellows Jon Pixler, Keelin Purcell, Shari Edelson, Dan Stern, and Andrew Gapinski. Please enjoy the following brief descriptions that the first year Fellows have complied of their journeys.