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Did you know that February is National Bird-Feeding Month? It was started on February 23, 1994 by former U.S. Congressman John Porter. Porter said it best in his address to Congress, when asking for recognition for National Bird-Feeding month:
Backyard bird feeding is an entertaining, educational, and inexpensive pastime enjoyed by children and adults. Bird feeding provides a needed break from today's frantic lifestyles. Adults enjoy the relaxation and ...
We’ve discussed a few sustainability topics this spring and summer, and one topic that is near and dear to our hearts here at the Arboretum is eating sustainably. Not only is this practice healthy for the planet, but it is healthy for you and your family, too!
Much of the food we find in grocery stores is highly processed and grown using pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Some of it has been irradiated, waxed, or gassed. These practices may have negative effects on...
Creating Gardening Partnerships!
A little over nineteen months ago, the Education Department at Reeves-Reed Arboretum received a call from a parent at Franklin Elementary School. The Parent's inquiry was simple, her vision far-reaching. The parent wanted a way to improve the food and nutrition offered at Franklin School. Her goal was to introd...