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Creating Community Partnership with GRACE

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...

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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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Summer is in Full Bloom

Warm days, laughter, nature hikes, gardening, crafts, visits to the pond, feeding the fish, playing games, cooking, making new discoveries, story time and learning. These words reflect the scenes which you encounter, as you peek behind the scenes of the Arboretum's summer camp season which is in full session.

 

Planting, searching for insects, learning about indigenous people, building bean teepees, creating art, that's just some of the thin...

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