The bugs of Ben Nobleman Park

The volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard are talented in so many ways. But one new volunteer has a special flair for taking macro pictures of the bugs in our park. What a great opportunity to get to know the creatures that we share our orchard and pollinator garden with! Thank you Stacey G. for sharing your photos with us. We hope to include lots more pictures in upcoming blog posts! Check out the rest of her pictures below… Continue reading

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Coffee in the Garden 2017!

We hope you enjoyed our free event in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard. Coffee is the Garden was a wonderful success! Thank you to our local Starbucks and What a Bagel for donating coffee and cookies for us to share with our community. We met new people, got new volunteers and raised $120 to help us buy plants and supplies for our orchard and garden. Have a look at the video of the day and enjoy!

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Pollinator Garden Reno

Finally the shagbark hickory trees get some attention in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard! And while some of us were caring for the trees, another group were giving our pollinator garden an overhaul…(Photo Credit: Alex Kent)

What a summer it’s been! A number of the volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard have had some “health adventures” but does that stop the group from continuing to maintain, and transform, our beautiful park? No way!

This August Sherry took the lead in giving our pollinator garden a bit of an overhaul. It looked beautiful this year, but the Black Eyed Susans and Purple Coneflower had started to take over – so much so that you couldn’t even see the daylillies, autumn joy sedums, and our other plants and herbs.  Continue reading

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