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It is said that gardening creates community. And this pleasant saying rings true each time that I tend and nurture a growing garden.
Oftentimes, as I’m tending the Children’s Square Foot Garden in front of the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Education Center, I get many curious onlookers who are interested in what’s growing. Ultimately, they ask what’s my role at the Arboretum – they wonder whether I’m on staff or am I a volunteer? My answer is always the same - I tell t...
It's springtime at the Arboretum! and the children in the Let's Get Growing and Garden Palooza mini camp programs have been eagerly learning the Square Foot Gardening method.
Our little gardeners have been busy designing their gardens on paper; learning how to build a 1 x 1 foot square foot garden box; practicing how to sow seed...
Giving Tuesday vs. Giving Everyday
Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. I assume the thought behind this is that everyone is suddenly feeling the effects of the turkey tryptophan, and great waves of good will and generosity will flow. Not a bad idea, in theory. But in truth, awareness of others and the planet should go...