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Looking Back on Fall, Forward to Spring

By the time I post this, Autumn may be a memory except for the lingering Oak and Beech leaves and the crunch of leaves in the woodland trails.

 

This time of year the Horticulture Department is potting up the last of the non-hardy plants and winterizing the cannas by reducing them to tubers, and they’ll sleep away the winter in the wine ...

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The Mutual Admiration Society

There may be some purple prose, for which I will absolutely not apologize for.

Several years ago a wonderful teenager came into our lives at the Arboretum, volunteering on Saturdays with me.

In the few years of volunteering she formed bonds with other high schoolers from completely different schools and it has been amazing to watch their friendships form and grow.

This past spring she spoke at our fundraiser, ART in the Garden. I will quote her here:

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Why You Should Volunteer More!

At Reeves-Reed Arboretum, volunteers are essential to our mission and they are one of the greatest strengths of our organization.  Volunteers provide necessary support in the gardens and make special events and festivals possible.  Our diverse volunteer pool includes students, retirees, avid gardeners, schools, teachers, nature lovers, and corporate groups.  Some volunteer for a few hours, and some volunteer on a regular basis. 

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