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Cuddle Up to a Good Documentary

March 3, 2021

Cuddle Up to a Good Documentary

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Many of us have a bit of extra time on our hands these days. Sometimes that time is best spent sitting in your favorite spot on the couch, cuddling up... more

Energy Scavenger Hunt

March 3, 2021

Energy Scavenger Hunt

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With many of us spending more time at home than we ever have, energy use has inevitably risen. This Earth Day conduct an Energy Scavenger Hunt throughout your home. Preserving... more

DIY Textile Dyeing

March 3, 2021

DIY Textile Dyeing

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Textile waste, from clothing and other fabric consumer items, makes up a large chunk of trash produced each year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 15 million tons... more

Grow Fresh Produce From Scraps

March 3, 2021

Grow Fresh Produce From Scraps

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Family eating you out of house and home? Try growing fresh produce from scraps. Watch the regenerative power of plants before your very eyes! Plus, you may be able to... more

Birding at Holden

March 2, 2021

Birding at Holden

Wildlife

Bird Profiles of the Arboretum Explore more nature profiles HF&G Conservation Programs Holden’s Eastern Bluebird and Tree Swallow conservation program began in the early 1960’s when volunteers installed more than... more

Stuble Lab Receives Invasive Plants Research Grant

January 26, 2021

Stuble Lab Receives Invasive Plants Research Grant

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Holden graduate student, Alexa Wagner, has received a grant from the Ohio Invasive Plants Council. The proposal titled, “Determining dynamics responsible for plant community responses to overstory thinning and invasive species... more

Plant Fossils

January 20, 2021

Plant Fossils

Plants

The fossil record serves as a basis for our scientific understanding of early life on Earth. From fossils, we can infer how climate and ecosystems have changed, how prehistoric organisms... more

Photosynthesis

January 20, 2021

Photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use solar energy from the sun to turn carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into food (sugar). Photosynthesis can be one of the more... more

Tree Seeds

January 20, 2021

Tree Seeds

Trees

Seeds are the beginning of life for most plants. Trees seeds are a perfect way to teach many standards. They are hardy, diverse, easy to obtain and store well. more

Arbor Day

January 20, 2021

Arbor Day

Trees

Arbor Day is celebrated in Ohio on the last Friday in April. At schools this usually involves planting a tree. This is a symbolic act, but trees can also be... more

Tips for Perennial Trimming

January 20, 2021

Tips for Perennial Trimming

Plants

Annie Rzepka, Horticulturist, is out this week near Blueberry Pond cutting back perennials of all kinds. Here are some tips on how to trim a Hellebore, more commonly know as... more