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Goats are the G.O.A.T.

We don’t usually start talking about goats around here at the Arboretum until the fall.  We look forward to our furry friends from Green-Goats Farm in Rhinebeck, NY returning year after year, to help us clear the overgrowth in the daffodil bowl.  But I think about goats year-round!  In fact, I have a collection of goats here in my office – photos, figurines, stuffed animals, etc.  I also decorated a goat tree last year for our Festival of Trees event. Ev...

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Earth Day Reflections

As Earth Day approaches on Friday, April 22nd I’m taking stock of the many small ways the staff at the Arboretum celebrate earth day every day.

·       We plant gardens

·       We water certain gard...

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Oh the Things We Learned!

Lots of learning took place in the children's Square Foot Garden.

Our 2021 gardening season began in february while it was still cold outside. Like seasoned gardeners the children planned their gardens on paper, neatly tucking in their favorite vegetables and flowers in square foot plots.

Next we ventured oudoors to build our 1' x1' square foot garden boxes. We discussed how many plants can grow in a square foot. The magic numbers are 1,4,9 and 16. If you plant a tomato, pepper ...

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