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It is said that gardening creates community. And this pleasant saying rings true each time that I tend and nurture a growing garden.
Oftentimes, as I’m tending the Children’s Square Foot Garden in front of the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Education Center, I get many curious onlookers who are interested in what’s growing. Ultimately, they ask what’s my role at the Arboretum – they wonder whether I’m on staff or am I a volunteer? My answer is always the same - I tell t...
It is not really news that Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Their numbers have been dropping steadily for the last twenty or more years. Last week, (August 2022) the International Union for the Conservation of Nature put the Monarch on their red list of species that are endangered. This holds no legal protections or incentives to help the Monarch, but it shows that scientists are justifiably worried.
SO MUCH HISORY
I am sure many of you know the history of Reeves Reed Arboretum’s wonderful daffodil bowl and how the families who owned this property have maintained it. However, there is an even older history of 165 Hobart Avenue that is intriguing and fascinating.
During the American Revolutionary War, the militia activity of New Jersey was a vital part of the war effor...