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Stories from the Forest Grove: Childhood, Wildness, and Learning

by Joanna Wright Joanna Wright is a long-term substitute for Fiddleheads Forest School. Here she reflects on the essence of Fiddleheads and its context within the blossoming movement toward experiential, nature-based learning. ~ On my first day at Fiddleheads Forest School, one of the preschoolers leads me to his “magic spot” to meet the owls. […] Read more->.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 2:23 pm

November Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (November 3 – 16, 2014)   1)    Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii  ‘Profusion’  (Beautyberry) Native to western China. Ornamental purple berries on display in autumn months. Specimen located north of the Wilcox Bridge by the parking lot.   2)    Gaultheria mucronata    ‘Rubra’ Native to southern Chile. Formerly known as […] Read more->.

Posted on 10 November 2014 | 12:56 am

Arboretum Loop Trail nears construction start

By Audrey Wennblom An artist’s rendering of one of the bridges on the Arboretum Loop Trail. Image courtesy the Berger Partnership At long last, the Arboretum Loop Trail (ALT) appears to be just a few months away from the start of construction. “Right now, it looks like the tentative start date would be late spring […] Read more->.

Posted on 5 November 2014 | 9:15 am

A glimpse into the past – a very low tide on Foster Island

For many years, Lake Washington and correspondingly, Union Bay, had quite variable levels throughout the year. Read more->.

Posted on 4 November 2014 | 5:20 pm

Miller Library annual gift show inspired by nature

From December 5th through December 23rd, the Elisabeth C. Miller Library will have a selection of locally made arts and crafts available for purchase. Read more->.

Posted on 4 November 2014 | 11:20 am

What to do with fallen leaves? Arborist Chris Watson considers the options

When asked what homeowners should do with leaves falling from trees growing in city gardens, Chris Watson, Washington Park Arboretum Arborist definitively stated, "it depends!" Is the best mulch for a tree its own leaves? Or does that spread disease and pests? Chris Watson gives an expert's point of view. Read more->.

Posted on 2 November 2014 | 9:15 am

Interested in graphic design? Miller Library seeks book sale poster design

Calling all artists & designers: The Miller Library needs a poster design for the 2015 10th anniversary Garden Lovers' Book Sale. Read more->.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 3:15 pm

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