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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:
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...
Martin Luther King Day of Service Thank You
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and every January in the past few years, Reeves-Reed Arboretum desired to get involved and remind each other of the importance of service. Summit's Day of Service is particularly special for organizing this. During these trying times, what can we do? Where can we go to help? How can we give back? How do we get our children involved? Some of us donate groceries to food banks and soup kitchens, and some of us ca...