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Feed the birds

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 ...

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Reuse, Recycle and Reach Out

"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers".   ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Oslo, Norway, 1964.

Monday marked the 21st year that organizations in Summit have come together to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by holding activities designed to honor his legacy. A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others, orga...

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Mind Your Meal...Eat Sustainably

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...

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