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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]