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August 2022

July 2022

Protect the Pollinators

July 29, 2022|Notes from the Gardens|

In the last couple of years, a dramatic decline in the number of native pollinators has been recorded. The standout organisms suffering are bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bats. This is almost completely a result of careless and environmentally damaging human activities such as the use of herbicides/pesticides, industrialization, air/light pollution, [...]

Interrupted Ferns

July 25, 2022|Uncategorized|

If you walk through the enchanting development known as the “memory plaza” you may spot a wide variety of vascular plants that lack seeds and flowers. These little plants are known as ferns, and come in many shapes and sizes! Not only do ferns lack seeds and flowers - but [...]

Water Works!

July 7, 2022|Notes from the Gardens|

Every living thing needs water to survive. For humans, the recommended amount is 8 cups of water a day. For animals, some need water because that is where they live. For plants, water is almost entirely what they are composed of. The tiny molecule of two hydrogens and one oxygen [...]

June 2022

Frogs and Toads

June 30, 2022|Uncategorized|

A few weeks ago at the Gardens, thousands of little wriggling tadpoles were spotted in the pond by the Meditation Garden. Seeing so many tadpoles was almost unsettling as the pond almost seemed alive. I was absolutely fascinated - and had to follow these little guys as they embarked on [...]

Small, but Mighty

June 16, 2022|Notes from the Gardens|

The trees are all exploding with millions of photosynthesis factories which can only mean one thing – it’s summertime! Leaves do not get enough credit for all they do. Leaves provide habitat, a source of food, protection from the sun, natural fertilizer to the soil, clean oxygen, and much more. [...]

October 2021

Your Support in Action: A Bustling Summer on the Grounds

October 27, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

After a quiet Summer in 2020, the grounds crew was ready for some noise in the garden. We were fortunate to hire three AmeriCorps Interns for the summer of 2021. Each intern brought a plethora of experience, knowledge, and unique personalities that benefitted the gardens greatly. With the help of [...]

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