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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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A welcome visitor to the Square Foot Garden

Last year the Black Swallowtail butterfly was named the official State Butterfly of New Jersey. On September 14th as I tended the RRA Square Foot Garden, I was rewarded with the sighting of one of these beautiful butterflies fluttering about.


On close examination, I noticed that this butterfly was not on an excursion for nectar. In fact, it was depositing its tiny yellow eggs on the tops of the leaves of the carrot plants that we have growi...

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Members Only Great American Backyard Campout

This past Friday night marked the 6th annual Members Only Great American Backyard Campout. The sun was shining, the temperature was unseasonably warm and there was an air of excitement as families began unloading their gear and scouted out the best place to pitch their tent. Who would have thought that in just a few hours, the clear blue sky would be replaced with moisture laden clouds just waiting to unload on the unsuspecting campers sleeping below? Many campers woke to wet sleeping bags an...

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