The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Few places on Earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Stroll through the trails & gardens during the early morning or later afternoon at this special time of year.
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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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In the late summer, prairie grasses and plants begin to peak. The prairie sites in the Arb and Gardens are great places for a peaceful stroll.
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  • Localization: What's in It for Us?
    Can living smaller be a plus for individuals and communities? Given anticipated decreases in natural resources and energy availability, Raymond De Young, U-M School of Natural Resources & Environment & College of Literature, Science, & the Arts, discusses adapting-in-place. The ultimate goals of this process are sustaining, even improving, natural systems that directly support our communities while advancing society’s long-term psychological well-being. Free. Presented by Sierra Club Huron Valley Chapter.

    Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Category: Adult Education

    Date: 9/17/2013

    Time: 7:30 pm

    More info: click here


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