Fullerton Arboretum Blog

Spreading the roots of togetherness

   Apr 17

Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum win the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism award

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon, where more than 160 community organizations and businesses come together to honor hundreds of Orange County volunteers, awarded the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism award for Outstanding Volunteer 2014 for their support of the Fullerton Arboretum.

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One OC Spirit of Volunteerism award for Outstanding Volunteer 2014

 

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The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon provides an annual forum and non-competitive opportunity to recognize individual, group and corporate team volunteers for their dedicated service to Orange County.

There were over 1,000 people in attendance of this special luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel.  The above photo was displayed over the Disney Jumbo Tron as the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum accepted their award for Outstanding Volunteer 2014.

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Spirit of Volunteerism

 

 

A big THANK YOU to the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum and all volunteers!!!

Check out the 2013 awards sizzle reel!

 


   Mar 13

Companion Plants

Plants that help other plants grow:

 

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Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better.

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Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli.

 

Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn.

Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn.

Petunias protect beans from beetles.

Petunias protect beans from beetles.

Oregano keeps bugs away from cucumbers.

Oregano keeps bugs away from cucumbers.

Chives make carrots sweeter.

Chives make carrots sweeter.

Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.

Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.


   Feb 13

Free Nature Tour

 

 

Join Nick Bement for a free tour of “Love Plants” at the
Fullerton Arboretum
this Saturday, 2/15 at 10:00am.

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For more info, call: (657) 278-3407

Pictured below~the passion flower!

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   Feb 05

Veggiepalooza! Recipe Sharing Pinterest Board

Veggiepalooza Recipe Sharing Pinterest Board!!

Visit the Veggiepalooza official page at: http://fullertonarboretum.org/ps_veggiePalooza.php

Veggiepalooza! March 21-23, 2014

Veggiepalooza!
March 21-23, 2014

Share your favorite recipes and find new ones!

Below is an example of how to make a special Korean dish:

Bibimbap

Share your favorite recipes and find new ones!

Share your favorite recipes and find new ones!

 

 

 


   Jan 14

Students Needed to Help Teach JHEEP

We are looking for students to assist in our JHEEP program, which begins in March. We are currently writing our new manual for Spring JHEEP and would like for the new students to be involved.

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We have $250 dollar stipends available for these students, but they must be able to commit to a content training:

at least two Tuesday mornings, 9a – 12p in February. There are manual meetings every Tuesday morning, 9a – 12p in January, which are not mandatory, but helpful.

Each student must also be available to shadow on our field-trips on the following dates: March 11, 25, April 1, 15 with a rain date of April 22. Shifts are 9a - 11a and 12p – 2p, roughly. On the last day of the field-trips, the student will lead.

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JHEEP, Jr. High Environmental Education, is being delivered to Brea Jr High School. The field trips focus on Evolution, Adaptations and Environmental Change, and are aligned to the 7th grade state science standards.  Environmental educators will be trained to teach one or two field trip segments, we call them biomes, and then launch into teaching them next week when the field trips begin. It is a great chance for students in your program to get some environmental ed, front-line experience and teaching, as well as earn a little money.


Thank you,

Jen Cantarella
Education Assistant

   Jan 14

LeNelle Cittadin & Dottie Young ~ We Miss You

The Fullerton Arboretum says goodbye to two of its dearest friends, LeNelle Cittadin and Dottie Young.

Legends & Legacies Honors Fullerton Arboretum's Top DonorsLeNelle Cittadin passed away on January 9, 2014.  She was instrumental in developing the Children’s Environmental Education Program (CEEP) at the Fullerton Arboretum, which brings 3rd grade students from local elementary schools to tour biomes and become familiar with botanical names.  She helped to develop adult programming such as Botany and Plant Identification and was truly passionate about the Arboretum and its’ place in the community.

“I’m a science education nut,” LeNelle said, “I helped create classes for teachers, too.  They are tremendously interested in increasing their knowledge of science.”  LeNelle has been a champion of the garden for more than 20 years.   A memorial will be held in her honor on Feb. 1, 2014 at the Fullerton Arboretum.

 

Dottie Young was a charter member of the Fullerton Arboretum and is mourned by her husband, James Young.  Both had supported the Fullerton Arboretum from day one.  Together, they were also members of the Chaparral Society, contributing annual gifts designated to directly support the garden.

Legends & Legacies Honors Fullerton Arboretum's Top Donors

“She is always out there doing something for someone,” husband James D. Young said in 2008, emphasizing her volunteerism.  Dottie Young passed away January 7, 2014.


   Jan 10

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast Exhibition

January 26 – March 23, 2014

Saturdays & Sundays:  12:00pm – 4:00pm

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Orange County Agricultural & Nikkei Heritage Museum at the Fullerton Arboretum

Filled with historic and contemporary photographs, baskets and other artifacts, food specimens, memoirs, and recipes, Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast is a new statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy.

The exhibit, which opened at the Fullerton Arboretum Jan. 26, 2014, features foods important in the lives of Native Californians including fish, shellfish, seaweed, meat, vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, nuts, seeds, and salt. This delicious look at Native foods is a delightful and sometimes startling compendium of Native American cuisine (the most authentic local food around).

Exhibition Themes:

  • Celebrates traditional California Indian food sources
  • Showcases the extensive and sophisticated system of environmental knowledge underlying California Indian use of food resources
  • Emphasizes the importance and continuing use of native foods in contemporary California Indian communities
  • Examines contemporary issues of food localization, sustainability, nutrition and environmental health through an alternative, older lens

 

Open to the Public Jan. 26 – March 23, 2014

Donations are appreciated.


   Jan 09

Nature Center, new and improved

The Nature Center has been re-opened, now new and improved.

Open weekends from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

A special thank you to the Rotary Club for their hard work and to arboretum artist Salim–it looks beautiful!

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   Dec 09

Share your photos!

Did you know that you can share your Fullerton Arboretum pictures and videos?

Share your photos with FullArboretumPictures@gmail.com

Thank you Julie OceanLover for these beautiful shots in the garden!

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