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Planning Our Garden

It's springtime at the Arboretum! and the children in the Let's Get Growing and Garden Palooza mini camp programs have been eagerly learning the Square Foot Gardening method.


Our little gardeners have been busy designing their gardens on paper; learning how to build a 1 x 1 foot square foot garden box; practicing how to sow seed...

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Giving Tuesday vs. Giving Every Day

Giving Tuesday vs. Giving Everyday


Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. I assume the thought behind this is that everyone is suddenly feeling the effects of the turkey tryptophan, and great waves of good will and generosity will flow. Not a bad idea, in theory. But in truth, awareness of others and the planet should go...

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Bees Prepare for Winter

As the autumn colors begin to emerge and the temperatures start to drop, many animals begin their preparations for the winter ahead. Each type of animal has its own strategy for surviving the cold winter months-bears hibernate, some birds fly south, and squirrels and chipmunks begin storing nuts and seeds for the long days ahead. Insects are no different; many hibernate in various developmental stages, but few are active all winter long.

That's where honey bees are different. Note that...

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