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The Power of One

Spring has come early this year!  But there's bad news with the frost coming, and this other thing...

With the warmest winter on record, instead of gentle snow (1” of rain can equal 10” of snow!) that would gradually melt into the ground, we've had intense, flooding rain. While our Woodland Horticulturist has been hard at work in the woods getting the water erosion under control there, our Daffodil Bowl trail has been eroding over the years, but exponentially since last year, and ...

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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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Creating Community Partnership with GRACE

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...

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