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A Horticulturist in Winter

I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now.  In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".

The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".

I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!

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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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Lessons From A Zombie Apocalypse

I had an epiphany driving into work that one of the silver linings of this terrible pandemic is the possible reworking of how many of us view nature. Nature, and public gardens, and parks. Things we may have took for granted, yet now crave, and are being denied access to. I remember back in the Great Recession of 2008 that Horticulture took a hit because it was considered a luxury industry. Which I must admit chafed a bit, both personally and financially.

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