Sunday, October 23, 2011

Two Completed Eagle Scout Projects in One Week

This week were lucky enough to have 2 Eagles Scout groups at the Gardens working on their projects.  Both projects are wonderful additions and have beautified the Gardens. 
On Saturday, October 15th the first Eagle Scout project was led by Justin Cottle.  He and his family along with his troop installed tree identification signs in our Power Line Arboretum, which is located north of the building along the walking path.  There were a total of 15 signs made and installed.  They turned out so nice and will greatly help us to educate our visitors about which trees should be planted under power lines. 
The trees and shrubs will grow to about 15-25 feet tall--making them the perfect size where height is limited. 
Each sign gives the common name, botanical name, height, width and hardiness zone.
On Thursday, October 20th Seth West and family installed 2 newly constructed park benches under our crab apple grove. 
The West Family with Tami Smith (Master Gardener).
Seth and his 2 younger brothers--all Boy Scouts built the redwood benches at their home and installed them at the Gardens. 
Working on the fence rails and posts.
They also repaired our wood fence rails and posts which are around the perimeter of the Gardens. 
We want to thank our Eagle Scouts for all their hard work in preparing their projects and carrying them out.  We are grateful to be the recipients of such great workmanship!
We are always looking for boy scouts who need an Eagle Scout project.  If you know of anyone who is interested in helping us out at the Gardens, please leave me a message at (801) 399-8081 or email me. Thank you Justin and Seth for completing your Eagle Scout projects at the Gardens.  We know that many people will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labors.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple and Cheese Tasting

Our Apple and Cheese Tasting will be Thursday, October 13th from noon-2pm.  This is one of the funest and most delicious event of the year!  Did I mention that it's free?  Well it is--so bring the whole family and all your friends.  
We will have many different apples that are locally grown to sample along with some tasty artisan cheeses from  Beehive Cheese.  
We will also have samples of pumpkin pie ice cream from Poppin' Johnny's.  
Lavender Hill will be here as well.  They will we will scooping their own Lavender Lemon ice cream and they will be selling their famous Lavender Lemon Cookies and Lemonade here also.
Join us to sample Utah's finest artisan cheeses and loclly grown apples, the perfect combination for a perfect way to the end the season.  You might even find which variety of apple is your favorite to plant in your own yard!
If you can't make it to the Ogden Botanical Gardens from noon to 2pm, we will have samples at the Kaysville Farmer's Market located at the USU Botanical Center from 5-6 pm.