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Market Stall - 23 November 2019

The Friends' Christmas Harvest Stall is being held on Saturday 23 November from 10.00am - 2.00pm at the Arboretum. Our new publication, The HARVESTERS' BOOK OF WISDOM will be available. This booklet is simply bound and has 16 pages of background, history, hints and wonderful recipes that the Harvesting Group use and love. It will be highly sought after for these recipes and colourful contents and will sell at the very reasonable price of $5. In fact, it will make a great Christmas gift with a bottle of jam, a packet of our seeds or a bag of dried lavender collected from the Sensory Garden.

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Friends General Meeting & Seasonal Talk - 12 November 2019

Please join us for our next Friends General Meeting - Tuesday 12 November - commencing at 5.30pm in the Terrace Room at the Arboretum. Attendees should park in the car park at the furthest end from the Village Centre and walk in past the boom gate, Admin buildings and Discovery Garden. The Agenda for the meeting is available below, as are the Draft Minutes from the last meeting, held on 10 September. We have a great speaker to round out the meeting - see details elsewhere on the website. Hope to see you there!​

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National Library - Treasures Talk - 18 November 2019

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The National Library of Australia is presenting a Treasures Talk by Nat Williams on Monday 18 November at 6.00pm: Anyone Who Has a Book Collection and a Garden Wants for Nothing Bibliophile Rex Nan Kivell spent his life collecting rare books that are now generously shared with Australians through the National Library. He also gardened at his mansion, El Farah, in Tangier, Morocco. Join Treasures Curator Nat Williams as he explores the gardening interests and exceptional items acquired by one of the greatest collectors of the twentieth century. Monday 18 November at 6pm in the Theatre, Lower Ground Floor - Free BOOKINGS REQUIRED

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Name That Flower - 3rd edition

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'Name That Flower' - now being published in its 3rd edition - is a valued source of clear and concise information on identifying flowering plants from around the world, both cultivated and in the wild. This edition is updated to align with current systems of plant classification that incorporate advances in molecular DNA analysis. It includes more than 130 detailed line drawings, 64 colour pages and information on 46 plant families.

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Friends General Meeting & Seasonal Talk - 12 November 2019

Please join us for our next Friends' General Meeting on Tuesday 12 November. Proceedings begin at 5.30pm in the Terrace Room. The meeting will be followed by our final Seasonal Talk for the year - Julianne Evans will speak on Forest Bathing (as described in an article in a recent issue of The Canberra Times). For this event, the Seasonal Talk is entitled, Shinrin Yoku comes to Canberra. The Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates as “forest bathing”, refers to spending time or ‘bathing’ in the atmosphere of the forest for the purpose of enhancing health and well-being.

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AFFM Friends Review - Sept 2019 issue

The Australian Federation of Friends of Museums (AFFM) has just published its latest biannual Review. Includes articles on The World Federation of Friends of Museums, Gold Museum photographic collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery centenary, Brooke Museums and other news.

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Warm Trees 2019 Wrap

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The colourful scarves that brightened up the forests at the National Arboretum Canberra for Warm Trees this past July are being repurposed for several charities. Scarves have been donated to the Smith Family for people to enjoy. It is a real thrill for our volunteer knitters to see one of their scarves being worn around town! Scarves have also been donated to the RSPCA as Comfort Blankets for the animals. Each scarf will go with the animal - when it is adopted - to their new home. Jack the Cat is enjoying his new 'blanket'. The Friends are pleased to support the wonderful work of the RSPCA. Work by our volunteers continues to join scarves into larger blankets. These blankets will be donated to the Wrapped-With-Love charity which sends rugs to disaster and emergency areas in Australian and around the world.

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