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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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The Monarch Miracle

When you see a Monarch butterfly flitting past, have you ever paused to think about that insect's remarkable life? Not many insects have as interesting a journey as the Monarch butterfly. This summer we had the opportunity to witness the beginning of this insect's amazing life. I'd like to share it with you.


This story really began early in the summer when a lone milkweed plant began growing outside the Stackhouse Education Center. Having studied Monarch butterflies in the past, ...

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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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