One of the reasons I love public horticulture is the opportunity for new experiences. This past Saturday afforded me just that. We had a booking for a private tour for a group with visual impairments. I did my best to prepare for this unusual engagement, but in the end I was left surprised and pleased while wholly out of my depth. They taught me that bright colors are best. To say "look at your 12 o'clock" instead of "look ahead" .
Little I’ve done here makes me prouder than our wonderful new job readiness pilot program partnering with Bridges Outreach. This program is to help foster employment for those of our friends who are experiencing homelessness. Our dedicated horticulture and facilities staff work hand in hand with a vetted Bridges candidate to offer basic gardening and facilities skills at the Arboretum, with job interviews and possible placement as the ultimate goal.
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On Saturday evening, June 10, the gardens of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be alive with fabulous music, wonderful art installations, and incredible food as we celebrate our most eagerly anticipated annual fundraiser, ART in the Garden. Long time Reeves-Reed friends, Christine and Scott Hayward, will be honored in recognition of their continued generous support of the Arboretum. Scott served as RRA Board President for four years and led th...