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Newsletter of the Awbury Arboretum Association
WINTER / SPRING 2012
Howard Brosius of Chipping Hill Micro Farms has transformeda small corner of the Cope House into a living classroom. It’s allpart of Awbury’s new Micro Farm installation, where arugula,parsley, spinach, chives, beets, and more are sprouting.Brosius germinated the seeds indoors and transplanted them tohis innovative cedar boxes built for winter farming. On display just outside the Cope House, these boxes are heated by light-capturing polycarbonate lids and low-watt bulbs.Preschool and day care groups from Germantown and beyondare learning about garden habitats, from seeds, soil, sunlight andwater, to weeds and insects. Lessons carry over to the trees andlandscape of the arboretum, with a nature walk and visit toAwbury’s Secret Garden. Finally, they return to theMicro Farm to taste a variety of vegetables, andshare a fresh, green salad.From seed to table, Brosius has dedicated himself toteaching youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods tolove their veggies.
The Micro Farm is Growing!
Saturday,May 12Mother’s Day Tea11am-3pmMay 19-26Chelsea Flower Show andEnglish Gardens Tour For details call 215.849.2855
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