"It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday
give shade to people he may never meet."
When I heard this quote from D. Elton Trueblood, a 20th century American theologian, I immediately thought about the work we do here. While we do plant actual seeds, I was thinking more about the seeds of love and respect for nature that we work hard to instill in those who attend our programs or walk through our gardens. Our mission, to engage, educate and enrich our visitors so they become better stewards of nature and the environment, is about planting those seeds. It's about getting children and adults alike excited about nature and passionate about the world they live in. Planting those seeds and instilling those values are an investment in our future. People tend to take care of things that they love, and our hope is that as they grow, they will continue to love and care for the world around them so their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will have a beautiful world in which to grow up.
So please help us "plant more seeds" by giving generously to our Annual Appeal, Nurturing Nature 2021. Your fully tax-deductible gift provides the general operating support needed to carry out our mission. Together we can make a difference for those we may never meet.
With deepest gratitude,
For stock donations, please contact our Financial Administrator, Flora Attardi, at email@example.com.
Festival of Trees!
A Multicultural Celebration of Holiday Traditions
Grab Your Organization! Mobilize Family and Friends! Promote Your Business!
On Sunday, December 12, we will be holding our second annual Festival of Trees, a Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays, and we invite YOU to help make it a success!
STEP 1: Sign up to decorate a tree! RRA will provide and set up the trees, you just need the decorations. The deadline to sign up is December 9 ($100 per tree for non-profit organizations and families, and $125 for commercial businesses). We will have a limited number of trees, so don't wait to sign up.
STEP 2: Decorate! Gather your family, friends or colleagues and come to the Arboretum on Saturday, December 11 after 9AM to create your display. Be creative, there will be prizes!
STEP 3: Return on Sunday, December 12 with your 2 complimentary tickets to enjoy the fun! The Festival will include arts and crafts that celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and the Solstice, musical entertainment, as well as food trucks and holiday vendors. And of course, our Festival would not be complete without Santa strolling the grounds! After the event you are welcome to take your tree home or leave it on the Arboretum grounds.
Any questions, please contact Office Manager Marilyn Foehrenbach at 908-273-8787 ext. 1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning November 15 for members and November 22 for the general public. Please click here to purchase tickets!