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What Every Seed Knows

A friend's father, who possessed a kind of countrified Steven-Wright humor, once remarked on the ability of a thermos bottle to keep hot things hot and cold things cold. "How does it know?", he asked. My friend's father was joking, of course, but I have another question that is far more interesting (if not as funny): how do seeds know when to start growing?

As a standup comedian might say, think about it. If a temperate zone plant produces seeds in late fall, and they germinate right a...

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Three Ways Climate Change Impacts New Jersey by Abbey Dufoe

Three Ways Climate Change Impacts New Jersey

Climate change, the rise of global temperatures on Earth, can be attributed to the increase of humans using fossil fuels. The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can rise from many sources, including pollution from coal plants for electricity generation and the transportation industry in the form of car exhaust. And

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Creating Gardening Partnerships

Creating Gardening Partnerships!


A little over nineteen months ago, the Education Department at Reeves-Reed Arboretum received a call from a parent at Franklin Elementary School. The Parent's inquiry was simple, her vision far-reaching. The parent wanted a way to improve the food and nutrition offered at Franklin School. Her goal was to introd...

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