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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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The Sunny Side

Since the children's Square Foot Garden began in 2016 at the Stackhouse Education Center, I've lamented the lack of full day sun in certain parts of the garden. Over the years we've trimmed back a few branches on the giant black oak and adjusted our expectations and made due by growing leafy greens and root vegetables in the areas which get less than 6-8 hours of sunlight. And despite the less than ideal situa...

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The Butterfly [A]ffect(ed)

I was supposed to write about pollinator gardens, but Hurricane Isaias changed that.
. . . but did it really?  Bear with me as I meander and perhaps stretch a metaphor to its breaking point.

"You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby ... changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole."
— Fic...

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