The Landis Newsletter

Spring 2020

Volume 38 , Number 1

In this Issue
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· LANDIS PORTRAITS: Vijaya Luxmi ·

· A Fond Remembrance: Peter Rumora ·

· Ethical Foraging at Home and Afield ·

· From the Director's Desk: Grant Assists Buckleya Collection ·

· Attention, Please: FINAL Notice ·

· Breathe Easy ·

· Spread Your Wings, Flaunt Your Antlers at Landis ·

· Spotlight on Sponsors: Lancaster Development, Inc. ·

· ​Landis Meeting House Shelter Benefits Community ·

· ​Just for Kids: The Frog Chorus ·

· From the Garden: Pollinators in the Garden ·

· Roots and Shoots: Rare Plants Come to Landis ·


LANDIS PORTRAITS: Vijaya Luxmi

It began over a cup of tea.

For many years, Vijaya Luxmi had maintained a small garden dedicated to the memory of her parents in the Village of Cobleskill...

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A Fond Remembrance: Peter Rumora

Landis mourns the passing of Peter Rumora, a longtime friend of the Arboretum. 

Peter always came to set-up for both plant sales. Peter wasn’t fond of interacting with...

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Ethical Foraging at Home and Afield

Lawn Foraging

My favorite place to forage for wild foods is a springtime lawn. 

Plants like clover, dandelion, ground ivy, violets, and plantain are great to eat. They’re not...

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From the Director's Desk: Grant Assists Buckleya Collection

Grant funds have always played a major role in the projects we accomplish at Landis. From concerts to renovations, trail work to interpretive signage, awarded grants have allowed us to...

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Attention, Please: FINAL Notice

We at Landis are grateful for the time and money donated by our community friends and family. We are also thankful for items donated to help us continue our environmental...

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Breathe Easy

Oxygen. You use it every moment of every day. In fact, you couldn’t live without it. Yet how often do you consider the place from which it comes, or the...

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Spread Your Wings, Flaunt Your Antlers at Landis

Local artists Chandra Burkhart and Jennifer Cerutti recently completed an “interactive photo op” project at the rear of the Arboretum’s historic Barn. The project, funded by a Schoharie Area Long...

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Spotlight on Sponsors: Lancaster Development, Inc.

Since 1947, Lancaster Development Inc. has been a pillar of the greater Schoharie County community. Based in Richmondville, NY, and serving upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, this three-generation...

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​Landis Meeting House Shelter Benefits Community

In 2011, Hurricane Irene brought unprecedented flooding to the Esperance area, although Landis’ higher elevation allowed the Arboretum to remain relatively unscathed. Through NY Rising and the Governor’s Office for...

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​Just for Kids: The Frog Chorus

Winter has a hold on nature, but spring is coming, triggering changes in the plants and animals that have been inactive all winter. One of the surest signs that spring...

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From the Garden: Pollinators in the Garden

Spring has sprung, and shortly so will the garden! Once warmer temperatures hit, gardeners will instinctively want to tidy up the beds, removing fallen debris and leftover leaf litter. But...

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Roots and Shoots: Rare Plants Come to Landis

Join us on Saturday, June 27, 2020, as Adam Wheeler from Broken Arrow Nursery (Hamden, CT) leads a full day of education and acquisition opportunities. As the nursery’s horticulture manager...

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Your membership dollars are critical to our economic viability and the sustainability of our collections, grounds, and educational programs. You can help by joining or renewing your membership . Consider renewing at a higher level. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to do so as well. Give the gift of membership to the beautiful Landis Arboretum!

Our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies

We have good friends in the community that help the Arboretum in a number of ways.
Please consider patronizing our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies!

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