YEP Update #2
Fun is Good, right? Of course! And good things can be fun, too! In September, the Youth Engagement Program took a field trip to visit a couple of fun venues that are doing good things.
Historical Camphor Trees at Como
In 2005, the Nagasaki-Saint Paul Sister City Committee presented Camphor Tree seeds to the City of Saint Paul in honor of the 50-year relationship between the two cities. The seeds came from Camphor/Kusu (Cinnamon camphora) trees located one-half mile from ground zero of the atomic blast in Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.
The Ordway Gardens To Be Featured in Skills Workshop and Garden Tour
Five Japanese gardens in the Minnesota area will take center stage as the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) goes to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” on August 7 to 8 for its first regional event of the year. “It’s All in the Details” is a two-day skills development workshop and garden education tour featuring the following gardens:
Praise for the Edible Garden!
The Incredible Edible Garden opened in June and has been getting rave reviews from both visitors and the press. IgniteChannel recently praised us for incorporating for producing produce for both the community and for our animals all while serving as an educational guide for our visitors.
After 3,500 Hours And 22 Years, Como Zoo Greeter Ready To Retire
Fox-9 stopped by Como yesterday to profile one of Como’s most distinguished volunteers! Gretchen Estes has put in more than 3,500 hours over 22 years of volunteering at Como! A big “Thank You” to Gretchen for her years of service! KMSP-TV