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Environmental Education

Fall Planting 1-2-3

Mon, December 07, 2020
Gardening tips from Nursery Manager Taylor Lewis to make sure your new plants from our nursery get off to a healthy start. 

Carbon Neutrality For Kids

Fri, August 07, 2020

Looking for some summer boredom busters? Check out this kid’s Carbon Learning Activity, with a fun ranking quiz, Carbon Q&A and other educational resources. This activity was designed for kids but we have found it to be super informative and fun for adults as well!

Wildland Fire Training 2020

Tue, June 30, 2020
Just two days after undergoing annual wildland fire training at UC Davis’ Russell Ranch, the UC Davis Fire Department, and other regional firefighting departments, responded to the largest fire of this year’s early season so far. 

Summer Plant Guide: Top 10 List for Summer Success

Wed, May 27, 2020
It’s true that summer is not the best time of the year to install new plants, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t. Watch the latest Ask the Garden Gnomes video below for advice or scroll down to find some quick tips.

Building Blocks for Resilient Gardens

Mon, March 09, 2020
As we look to the future, we want to broaden our scope to support landscapes that are not just sustainable, but also resilient. Find plant recommendations and tips on how to build a resilient garden at home.

Common carp could be cause of common problem in Arboretum Waterway

Fri, February 21, 2020
Carp Research in the Arboretum Waterway

Undergraduate researcher Kim Luke with the Center for Watershed Sciences is working with the Arboretum and Public Garden to conduct an experiment about how different fishes in the Arboretum Waterway may influence water quality. She is particularly interested in how one kind of fish, common carp, influence algal blooms.