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Tower Hill Botanic Garden to Garden Gnome Scavenger Hunt this November

2019-09-23T16:04:08+00:00

Celebrate Gnomevember at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. Tower Hill, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people to plants, will have hiding garden gnomes throughout its property from Nov. 1-30. Visitors, including children and the young at heart, will search for the gnomes following clues through a scavenger hunt. A small prize [...]

Tower Hill Botanic Garden to Garden Gnome Scavenger Hunt this November2019-09-23T16:04:08+00:00

Caring for West Boylston Street in the Rain

2019-09-19T15:10:34+00:00

By Derek Lirange The United Way’s Day of Caring is an annual event that encourages corporate and school groups to take half a day out of their week to step away from the busyness of their day to day work and help with projects in their communities. They organize thousands of people across the country [...]

Caring for West Boylston Street in the Rain2019-09-19T15:10:34+00:00

Worcester Polytechnic Institute students chip in

2019-09-12T17:11:22+00:00

By Derek Lirange Work on Worcester is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's student lead endeavor to coordinate groups of students to help with community projects in our fair city. Tower Hill’s Worcester Tree Initiative program had the pleasure of working with a group of 13 students for this year's Work on Worcester event on Saturday, Aug. 31. [...]

Worcester Polytechnic Institute students chip in2019-09-12T17:11:22+00:00

Reflecting on the impact of this summer’s Young Adult Foresters program

2019-09-05T13:42:25+00:00

By Robbie Franklin The Young Adult Foresters (YAF) program concluded this week after eight weeks of tree watering. I spent this last week reflecting on my time supervising the program as I wrapped up my final duties of the summer. Two things stuck out while thinking about the program. The first was how relevant the [...]

Reflecting on the impact of this summer’s Young Adult Foresters program2019-09-05T13:42:25+00:00

Tower Hill’s apple orchard ready for its next chapter

2019-09-14T18:26:46+00:00

Apples growing in the Frank L. Harrington Sr. Orchard By Robert Burgess BOYLSTON, Mass. — The next chapter in the story of a very special preservation apple collection begins soon. Our Frank L. Harrington Sr. Orchard, which displays the Davenport Collection of pre-20th century heirloom varieties, has reached the end of its [...]

Tower Hill’s apple orchard ready for its next chapter2019-09-14T18:26:46+00:00

The Reach of Urban Trees: A tree steward takes to the streets of Nairobi, Kenya 

2019-09-05T23:16:21+00:00

By Ruth Seward and Mwangi Chege One of WTI’s tree stewards, Mwangi Chege, is a PhD candidate at Clark University. Mwangi grew up in Nairobi, Kenya where he developed a passion for urban trees. After spending time planting and caring for trees in the city, he enrolled in Clark University’s Geography PhD program focusing [...]

The Reach of Urban Trees: A tree steward takes to the streets of Nairobi, Kenya 2019-09-05T23:16:21+00:00