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Scouts: Come One, Come All!

Did you know that we offer programs for scouts at the Arboretum? From Daisies and Cub Scouts on up, the Arboretum provides a unique setting for scouts of all ages to investigate and discover new things!

Whether your troop is working on a badge or is looking for a fun field trip, the historic grounds, gardens, and woodland trails of the Arboretum provide the perfect location t...

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Volunteer! It's Good for Your Health!

Most of us try to find the time to exercise, eat right, and get enough sleep because we know that's all part of a healthy lifestyle.  What you may be surprised to know is that volunteering can play a significant role in your well-being.

Everyone is so busy today that it can be hard to find the time to volunteer, but volunteering has surprising benefits for your ...

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Extreme Gardens - An Occasional Series

I have had occasion to write elsewhere about the two gardening extremes, which I refer to as BF and SF. BF stands for brute force, and refers to a garden that achieves its goals by the application of much labor and many resources. SF stands for survival of the fittest, where the garden is established with varying degrees of design and intention, and then allowed to go its own way. Most of our gardens fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, but this past summer, I was lucky enough to vi...

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