Past Letters from the Director

RRA is the Heart of the Community

Dear Friends,

It has often been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home. It's where stories happen and where family gathers.

So's the case with Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Thanks to Althea Llewellyn, our Environmental Educator, kids learn to plant, nurture, harvest, and cook from our own square foot garden plots. And the sight of these eager faces, prepped with aprons and chopping mats, about to create a meal from their very own garden, is joyfully breathtaking. In passing by, I hear giggles of excitement and anticipation. I hear stories related from their own home kitchens. Our Reeves-Reed family connecting with each and every one of their families. Magical.

The magic doesn't stop there. In my mind, if the kitchen is the heart of the home, then by extension, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is the heart of the community. The laughter from the summer camps has already spread into the cooler autumn months thanks to our recent Great American Backyard Campout. As the RRA staff prepares for our annual visit of "green goats", the expectation of delight created by these hooved visitors is already in the air.

Let the stories and the magic travel from our kitchen to yours, from our home to yours, and from our hearts to yours.

To all of you, our Reeves-Reed family and friends, a bountiful and fanciful fall.

Cheers,