Renovation of the Sara Racine Root-Research Laboratory will commence in the coming month. The laboratory, named in honor of Sara Racine, was built in 1992 with the purpose of studying and observing whole root systems without damaging them. This unique aeroponic facility, the only one in the world, as far as we know, carries out numerous studies in collaboration with many research institutes, and on a range of plants: trees, ornamentals, and agricultural.  Around the Root Laboratory building a group gathering center is being built, incorporating the new gate connecting the Botanical Garden with the Zoological Garden, as noted in a previous newsletter.