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Don Rakow

"The number and diversity of participants in our education programs is astounding—everything from very young children through our Kids Discover the Trail and Judy’s Day programs to advanced seniors in some of our continuing education programs."

— Don Rakow, Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations

Krissy Faust

"If you really study the plants, you start to realize that their beauty is there all the time, just in a different form. Even winter offers something. It’s a great time to see winter birds, because they can’t hide behind the leaves. And twiggy-ness can be nice!"

— Krissy Faust, Gardener, Wildflower Garden

Monika Roth

"Plantations’ resources are a wonderful way to teach people by demonstrating what different plant choices might be."

— Monika Roth, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Education Committee

Monika Roth

"The neat thing about Plantations is it offers the community a broad range of experiences and knowledge about horticulture and gardening."

— Monika Roth, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Education Committee

Verne Rockcastle

"Plantations’ educational program by and large does a tremendous job."

Raylene Ludgate

"People need to spend more time appreciating plants and understanding the important role plant play in our lives. But I think the hook for that might be Plantations’ beauty."

— Raylene Ludgate, Youth Programs Coordinator

Raylene Ludgate

"It’s great to feel people getting psyched and interested, and knowing they’re now going to see something differently."

— Raylene Ludgate, Youth Programs Coordinator

Kevin Moss

"You can learn as much or as little as you want, but everybody will come away with something—even if it’s just a slower heart rate! "

— Kevin Moss, Community Outreach Coordinator

Kathryn Woods

"With the way the gardens are designed and the signage that’s available, it’s very educational for anyone who’s the least bit interested in gardening"

— Kathryn Woods, Longtime Plantations Employee

Kevin Moss

"You can experience Plantations on different levels. You can experience just the beauty. Or you can delve deeper and look at the tags and learn about the plants, and why they are here, and how they interact with each other, and how people and plants interact. "

— Kevin Moss, Community Outreach Coordinator

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