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The Sunny Side

Since the children's Square Foot Garden began in 2016 at the Stackhouse Education Center, I've lamented the lack of full day sun in certain parts of the garden. Over the years we've trimmed back a few branches on the giant black oak and adjusted our expectations and made due by growing leafy greens and root vegetables in the areas which get less than 6-8 hours of sunlight. And despite the less than ideal situa...

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Sowing and Sequestering

Sowing and Sequestering

March 12, 2020 was a pivotal moment in the working landscape at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Our working environment changed dramatically as we began experiencing what the rest of world was facing and shifted to adapt to the new challenges. We held our last onsite in person program on orchids as we reluctantly shifted to a virtual platform. Less than two weeks later on March 25th we conducted the Arboretum's first webinar, the topic - Square Foot Gardening. For some o...

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Leaving the Garden

Leaving the Garden

I wrote several years ago that the garden we leave at night is not the same garden that we return to in the morning. It is just as certain that the Arboretum I arrived at in September of 2014 is not the same Arboretum that I will be leaving at the end of February. Trees have been planted, and trees have been cut down. People have left our little community, and we feel a sense of loss. Some of our local wildlife has also left the premises, and the sense of loss is, sh...

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