The Landis Newsletter

Summer 2017

Volume 35 , Number 3

In this Issue
All Issues

· Anne Jaster's Botanical Drawings: A Retrospective ·

· Landisaurus Roams the Arb ·

· Esperance Museum Educates and Inspires ·

· From the Director’s Desk: Trails at Landis ·

· The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at Landis ·

· Summer Squash Casserole ·

· We Appreciate: Key Bank ·

· A Tangled Tale ·

· View from the Meeting House Deck: A Herbalist’s Perspective ·

· Catching Up with the Boys of Landis ·

· Landis Portraits: David Roy ·

· Landis Portraits: Steven Cushing ·

· The Arboretum’s Dragonfly Lady* Introduces Robin Kimmerer, The Moss Lady** ·

· Lessons from Sweetgrass ·

· A Goldenrod Safari ·

· From the Garden: Keep Pests Away the Chemical Free Way! ·


Anne Jaster's Botanical Drawings: A Retrospective

Anne Jaster’s home sits between two nature preserves, providing a forever-wild backdrop on which she and companion Rob Helffrich have created a beautiful canvas of trees and flowers. Anne’s knowledge...

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Landisaurus Roams the Arb

Several years ago, auto mechanic Richard Rivers looked at a bunch of leftover auto parts and saw a dinosaur. 

After spending two decades gracing Duanesburg Auto Care, the...

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Esperance Museum Educates and Inspires

There was a time when if you needed butter, you milked the family cow and churned it yourself.

Clothing was made from sheep’s wool, spun on a wheel and woven...

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From the Director’s Desk: Trails at Landis

Many people love Landis for its collections, classes, and events, but it is never too late to appreciate its many hiking opportunities too. Landis has 10 distinct trails on its...

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The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at Landis

It takes many helping hands to make things happen at the Arboretum. Here’s the latest “dirt” on some of what’s happening:

Communications Committee

The committee brainstormed for the...

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Summer Squash Casserole

It’s coming soon -- that time of year when the garden produces more summer squash and tomatoes than you ever imagined. Here’s a simple recipe that even the zucchini haters...

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We Appreciate: Key Bank

On May 25, as part of an annual “Neighbors Make a Difference Day,” a KeyBank team worked on landscaping at the Meeting House and weeding the peony garden. One...

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A Tangled Tale

In our Winter Newsletter, we introduced you to a budding relationship between the Landis Arboretum and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region. In this article, Audubon programs chair and...

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View from the Meeting House Deck: A Herbalist’s Perspective

Once we were all connected.

It was late spring the first time I looked out over the Schoharie Valley from the Meeting House deck. There were, as Johnny Cash...

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Catching Up with the Boys of Landis

The Arboretum’s Boy Scout Troop 501 is alive and well and thriving -- at a time when other nearby troops have ceased operation. 

A Scout provides "plant concierge service"...

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Landis Portraits: David Roy

“I’ve run many marathons in many places. I ran a marathon through the Black Forest in Germany. But there’s just something about [running at] the Arboretum. It’s a great place...

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Landis Portraits: Steven Cushing

Stephen Cushing was driving to classes at SUNY Oneonta when he noticed the sign for the Landis Arboretum. Something clicked: he was looking for a place for a summer...

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The Arboretum’s Dragonfly Lady* Introduces Robin Kimmerer, The Moss Lady**

I'm thrilled and honored that Robin Kimmerer is speaking at the Arboretum this August! When I read her remarkable book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Wisdom of...

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Lessons from Sweetgrass

The author of the award-winning book, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants," introduces us to the wealth of culturally significant plants in the Adirondack...

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A Goldenrod Safari

A hungry predator crawls through a leafy jungle. Slow cautious movements make no sound. The well-camouflaged predator waits, motionless. Powerful forelegs stretch wide to grab its unwary prey.

Beware the...

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From the Garden: Keep Pests Away the Chemical Free Way!

mailto:gardenflowerfairy@yahoo...It is a gift to be able to rearrange nature when creating beautiful landscapes or raising plants to suit our needs. But we must remember that what we create is...

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