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Garlic and Potatoes

Why Garlic and Potatoes?


I've been on a quest to master the art of growing garlic, and potatoes are simply fun for children to grow and harvest.
This quest to grow garlic began in 2017, when I planted the first garlic crop, in the Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Square Foot Garden, and harvested dismally tiny garlic bulbs, in the summer of 2018.


The second planting...

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Let's Get Growing!

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...

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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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