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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...
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 ...
Since the children's Square Foot Garden began in 2016 at the Stackhouse Education Center, I've lamented the lack of full day sun in certain parts of the garden. Over the years we've trimmed back a few branches on the giant black oak and adjusted our expectations and made due by growing leafy greens and root vegetables in the areas which get less than 6-8 hours of sunlight. And despite the less than ideal situa...