Please join us at the Maple Sugaring Fest on Sunday, February 24 from 1PM to 4PM!

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Harvesting Kaleidoscope Carrots in Winter

The last of the Kaleidoscope carrots were harvested from RRA's Square Foot Garden beds on March 7th.

Can you believe that at the Arboretum we've been harvesting and enjoying carrots all winter?

A brief history lesson on carrots: ...

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Tap that Tree!

Having grown up in New England, I still always associate the month of February with maple sugaring. While the maple sugar season starts later up in New England, the beginning of February marks the start of the season here at the Arboretum. This past Saturday 10 families joined me in learning how we go about identifying and tapping our maple trees. We went over how to identify maple trees (look for the opposite branching), how to tell if the tree is old enough (it must be at least 30 inches i...

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MLK Day Program

On MLK Day, we once again participated in the amazing array of events offered by Shaping Summit Together.  A dedicated group of volunteers worked outside "Clearing the Way for Spring" with our Horticulture Department, while in the Education Center, volunteers made nature-inspired Valentine's Day cards from recycled materials. During the course of the morning, over 70 enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers of all ages stopped in to "Reuse, Recycle, and Reach Out." We were wowed by the insp...

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