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Growing On The High Plains: Lincoln Center—This Summer

Lincoln Center in New York City. To see photos of the Green, visit https://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/show/the-green-521

As we march past a full year of pandemic anxiety, it’s refreshing to know that some improvements have been made to a return to community arts. As the partner of a native New Yorker, I’m always excited to make an annual pilgrimage to Lincoln Center for a dose of music and theatre.

Today’s Growing on the High Plains will cover a recent innovation made to the venue’s outdoor area. “The Green,” designed by Mimi Lien, provides a soy-based faux grass, softer than “Astroturf” and perfect for an open-air enjoyment of the arts. It opened on May 10th, and it will be installed through September. Click here for more information and to see the plaza.

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.