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Forest bathing – give it a try at Beechwood Park!

Per Wikipedia: Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese (it is also called sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean). The article goes on to state that – studies in Japan … Continue reading

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“How does your garden grow?” HP School garden July 6, 2017

The Harrington Park School courtyard gardens are thriving! This courtyard garden is enjoyed by students and teachers and staff throughout the school year and it is a wonderful resource and educational opportunity for our K-8 students. There is even an … Continue reading

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A small snake in HP

      Harrington Park herpetologists  — please help me on the identity of this little snake (look at the size of the leaf), photographed on Sunday just off the edge of a road in HP after the morning rains. … Continue reading

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Green Team (and photo of lilacs — wish I could capture their beautiful smell)

The next Green Team meeting is tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm in Borough Hall. Join us! The Harrington Park Green Team is a volunteer group of citizens whose goal is to preserve our town’s natural resources and the quality … Continue reading

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Keeping chickens in HP

Harrington Park has a small but growing flock of chicken keepers, who enjoy the pleasures and benefits of quirky pets that make our fertilizer and our breakfasts. The HP Board of Health gives its blessing to the keeping of small … Continue reading

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Humus sale – April 22 – for home delivery in the next two weeks. Free humus and wood chips at the HP Recycling center.

Annual Humus Sale! Stop by the Harrington Park Borough Hall parking lot on Saturday April 22nd from   9 am – noon to order humus for home delivery. The cost is $10 a cubic yard with a 2 yard minimum purchase. EC … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt or Scavenger Hunt?

Treasure hunt or scavenger hunt? Or nature discovery experience? (I have no idea which photo will show up on FaceBook — friends please click on the link to see all the photos!) In our few short hours cleaning up the … Continue reading

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