Boxerwood Newsleaf – March 2019

Spring Blooms at BoxerwoodBy Ben Eland, Garden & Facilities Manger Right now you will find splashes of yellow blooms throughout Boxerwood: the flowers of Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas), a member of the dogwood family native to Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Primarily grown as an ornamental in the U.S., its cherry-like fruits are edible, although extremely tart. In its native …

Nurtured by Nature: Walk and Talk Series for Spring 2019

Join us for our 3rd season of Walk and Talk workshops! This year’s spring series brings us thoughtful, intentional, creative ways to connect with Nature and be refreshed, inspired, and sustained. Our workshop leaders include some of our very own Boxerwood community members as well as new and returning guest experts. What is the Walk and Talk Series? It is …

Boxerwood Newsleaf February 2019

News & Updates:  Boxerwood’s in-school programs are in full swing Boxerwood Warriors Stewardship Stroll Update Events & Programs:  Birding at Boxerwood Acornucopia: Four Course Nut Taste & Tell Disaster/Travel/Wilderness First Aid Boxerwood Summer Camp Spotlight: (A new section devoted to member benefits and interests)Reciprocity with the American Horticultural Society – Boxerwood membership entitles you to benefits such as free admission and …

Boxerwood Newsleaf – January 2019

Special Edition! A photographic look back at 2018 and a look forward to exciting changes in 2019 Boxerwood wishes you a nature-filled and joyful New Year! Please enjoy the following pictorial journey that highlights some of our favorite 2018 moments. After creating this newsletter, our staff sat back and thought.. WOW… what an amazing year! We look forward to seeing …

It’s #GivingTuesday… Raise the Roof for Boxerwood!

Today is Giving Tuesday – an international Day of Giving, a day where millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Because of supporters like you, Boxerwood is able to continue to offer award winning environmental education programs to every student in Rockbridge County, host family …

First Annual Pumpkin Totem Pole Winner!

Congratulations to Chat Stroh and her daughter, Gabi Tallman, for creating the winning pumpkin totem! By Helen Laitinen, Volunteer Nine creative totems were entered in the contest, and visitors voted for their favorite. The winning mother-daughter team was awarded a trophy custom-designed by Boxerwood volunteer Liz Kuehner. Entries in the Pumpkin Pole contest were from local businesses, organizations, families, and …

Small Mighty Boxerwood

It’s not easy being small in a large world, but we can and do make a difference. Now in our 19th year, Boxerwood continues to serve the community with top-notch programs. By Catrien van Assendelft, Director When my son first went to kindergarten in Arizona, it was a big leap from the cozy intimate pre-school he had enjoyed at a …

Trailblazers Hiking Club: A New Afterschool Progam

Our culminating adventure is a hike on the Appalachian Trail the first week of November! By Hannah West, Program Educator Boxerwood expanded its after school programming by offering a girls’ hiking club for students at Parry McCluer Middle School in Buena Vista. Through this partnership with funder, Rockbridge Area Community Services, we met each Wednesday for six weeks to hike …

Re-introducing The American Chestnut Tree

Overcoming “Functionally Extinct” By Ben Eland, Garden & Facilities Manager If you, your children, or your grandchildren visit Boxerwood in 50 years, you will find two towering American chestnut trees in the field. We planted them there last week, thanks to a generous gift from the Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (ACF). The ACF is committed to re-introducing …

Support Boxerwood with Community Rewards Programs From Amazon, Kroger and others

Help support Boxerwood’s education programs and events at no cost to you. By Craig Vinecombe, Office Manager Halloween is over and it is now time to start thinking about the holidays. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, I’m sure you’re thinking about it. Did you know that your holiday shopping can benefit Boxerwood? With only a handful of …