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Levy Hernandez, together with staff mentor and Director of GATEways Horticulture, Emily Griswold, tend to the newly created Hummingbird GATEway Garden.

Learning by Leading intern Levy Hernandez ’18 gained hands-on experience with sustainable landscape design when he developed the Arboretum and Public Garden’s new Hummingbird GATEway Garden.

Levy, a landscape architecture major, designed the garden to attract and provide resources for the beautiful and important pollinators. “I’d never worked on such a specific, ecologically-oriented project before,” he said. “I’d like to apply the environmental goals of this garden to all the projects I work on.” He plans to use this one-of-a-kind experience to inform his career after graduation.

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