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As educators of our next generation environmentalists, we are always on the lookout for children's books to share with the children that visit us here at the Arboretum. Our literature rich programs include, Oaks and Acorns, Arboretum Afternoons, Home School Happenings, Kids Can Cook, and Let's Get Growing. Our student population ranges from PreK to 4th grade but many of the programs can cross grades. The topics we choose are, many times, guided by some of the established children's lite...
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!
Let's Get Growing!
The Spring season is off to a great start in the Children's Square Foot Garden at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Soil has been mixed, boxes have been topped off, seeds have been sown, and seedlings are stored in the greenhouse, as we anticipate the arrival of warmer temperatures.
The Elephant Garlic planted in the fall, shows healthy signs of new growth. While harvested chives from our garden ( and its lavender blossoms) was made into a tasty edible flower...