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The Power of One

Spring has come early this year!  But there's bad news with the frost coming, and this other thing...

With the warmest winter on record, instead of gentle snow (1” of rain can equal 10” of snow!) that would gradually melt into the ground, we've had intense, flooding rain. While our Woodland Horticulturist has been hard at work in the woods getting the water erosion under control there, our Daffodil Bowl trail has been eroding over the years, but exponentially since last year, and ...

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The Mutual Admiration Society

There may be some purple prose, for which I will absolutely not apologize for.

Several years ago a wonderful teenager came into our lives at the Arboretum, volunteering on Saturdays with me.

In the few years of volunteering she formed bonds with other high schoolers from completely different schools and it has been amazing to watch their friendships form and grow.

This past spring she spoke at our fundraiser, ART in the Garden. I will quote her here:

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Exploring the Exhibition, NATURE: In and Out of Focus

Chances are, if you are reading this blog, it’s because you have a profound appreciation and respect for nature. Everyone’s favorite Jeopardy host, the late Alex Trebek once said, “if you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, something’s wrong with you.”

 It’s in our biology to marvel at our surroundings, and since the dawn of humanity, people have used art to express our relationship to our environment.  At times, we create art to convey information about new things we hav...

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