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Winter is a great time to take a stroll and appreciate the conifers along the trails at the Arb and Gardens. If you wish to avoid the chill of winter, stop into the Conservatory at the Gardens to experience the sights and smells of plants from all over the world.
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There's always something happening at the Arb & Gardens, whether it's a single cactus blooming in the Conservatory or a few thousand people enjoying Earth Day celebrations. Free guided tours. Prescribed burns. Gardening and art classes for kids and adults. School field trips. Seasonal exhibits. Let our calendar help you find the activity that's right for you and your family.

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  • Trees to Ethanol
     

    Presented by Sierra Club Huron valley Group

    A massive wood-to-ethanol plant is being built in the Upper Peninsula to convert millions of tons of trees into ethanol. If the project proves commercially viable, forests will be “feedstock” and under tremendous new pressure. Pat Egan, retired journalist and UP resident, describes the pending project.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Date: 4/16/2013

    Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm


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