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Core Natural Areas Recent History

August 29, 2022

Core Natural Areas Recent History

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By Annie Rzepka, Director of Arboretum Horticulture One of the many reasons HF&G is unique is that one membership affords a matrix of high quality natural and cultivated landscape experiences... more

Inside an Ecology Conference

August 25, 2022

Inside an Ecology Conference

By Emma Dawson-Glass , Research Specialist

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Participating in conferences is one of the best and most fun ways to learn about current scientific findings and connect with people in your field. This past week, Alexa Wagner... more

Playing in the Mud

August 24, 2022

Playing in the Mud

By Dawn , Senior Horticulturist

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If anyone was out in the arboretum’s Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden on the afternoon of July 20, 2022, you might have heard a commotion – a lot of grunting... more

A Morning in Working Woods with Green Corps Interns

July 8, 2022

A Morning in Working Woods with Green Corps Interns

By Emma Dawson- Glass, Research Specialist

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Have you ever wondered what the day-to-day of scientists looks like? Certainly, daily activities will vary greatly depending on what kind of scientist you are, what time of year it... more

2022 Holden Summer Intern Program

June 3, 2022

2022 Holden Summer Intern Program

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Over the past few weeks, Holden Forests and Gardens has excitedly welcomed the 2022 cohort of interns into the Research, Community Forestry, Conservation, Horticulture, and Collections departments. This summer, interns... more

A Helping Hand from the Community

May 20, 2022

A Helping Hand from the Community

By Nicholas Chilson, Gardener

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With an upcoming project and a desperate need for cardboard we reached out to local businesses, and they delivered.Mulch can be a great tool for controlling weeds in the garden,... more

Winter Work at the Holden Arboretum

April 6, 2022

Winter Work at the Holden Arboretum

By Lori Gogolin, Horticulturist

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Whenever people ask me about my job as a horticulturist, the number one question is, “So what do you do in the winter?”  Well, we do a lot of things. ... more

Collections Crew & Excel TECC

March 9, 2022

Collections Crew & Excel TECC

By Rick Anielski, Arborist

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Last week the Collections crew hosted the students from Excel TECC for a few hours of volunteer work.  With their help we were able to clear both invasive plants and... more

Get to know a scientist: Connor Ryan

February 10, 2022

Get to know a scientist: Connor Ryan

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By: Emma Dawson-Glass, Research Specialist Where do plants come from? No, we’re not talking about the birds and the bees or the sun and the soil. Many of our favorite... more

Winter Interests

February 7, 2022

Winter Interests

By Sommer Tolan, Horticulturist

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As the ground begins to freeze and we turn inward, or into a pile of blankets and chamomile tea, certain flora make their way to the forefront of the landscape,... more

Biome Bounty

January 20, 2022

Biome Bounty

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By: Bernadette Gallagher, Gardener Did you know we grow quite a few plants that have edible fruit in our Costa Rica biome? It is exciting watching things grow and ripen,... more

Snowshoeing at Holden Arboretum

January 7, 2022

Snowshoeing at Holden Arboretum

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Welcome to the Holden Arboretum campus of Holden Forests & Gardens. Whether you rent snowshoes at the Corning Visitor Center or bring your own , this information will help you... more

Get to know a scientist: Alexa Wagner

December 16, 2021

Get to know a scientist: Alexa Wagner

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By Emma Dawson-Glass, Research Specialist Scientists as a demographic are often viewed as a mythic group—the keepers of knowledge, uniquely capable of understanding complex systems, destined to their career choice... more

Field Trip Scholarships

November 30, 2021

Field Trip Scholarships

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Holden Forest & Gardens is pleased to offer scholarships for the 2023-24 school year. Scholarships are available to educators whose organizations (public, parochial, or independent) meet the following criteria:  Admission Scholarships cover self-guided admission costs for students and chaperones (1 per... more

Autumn Gardening for Nature Lovers; Leave the Leaves

October 28, 2021

Autumn Gardening for Nature Lovers; Leave the Leaves

By Stefanie Verish, Horticulturist, CBG

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The birds, the blooms, the butterflies…but also the bees, the mushrooms, the ravenous deer, the slime mold sprawled across your mulch… As gardeners, we take it all in—the good, the... more