I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now. In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".
The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".
I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!
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...
We have a recent addition to the arboretum which enhances the education of our children. We now have a temporary Native American Leni Lenape shelter along our red Woodland Trail. One of our Eagle Scouts, Kevin Cavicchia, is its creator and the Arboretum is the beneficiary of his work. Thank you, Kevin.
A little about the Leni Lenape.
From Morristown to Summit (and all those towns in between and thro...