Adkins Arboretum Offers Soup 'n Walk Program September 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—AUGUST 18, 2011)

ADKINS ARBORETUM OFFERS SOUP ’N WALK PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 10

Track the changing landscape from summer to fall when Adkins Arboretum offers a popular Soup ’n Walk program on Sat., Sept. 10. Following a guided walk, participants will enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about the meal’s nutritional value. Copies of recipes are provided.

The hour-long walk will focus on the Arboretum’s colorful meadow. Plants of interest include milkweed, Maryland golden aster, black-eyed Susan, goldenrod, sumac and sassafras berries, and golden grasses. The lunch menu includes sweet potato leek soup; quinoa, green bean and tomato salad; wheat bread with seeds and hummus; and whole wheat oat scones with berries for dessert.

The program is $20 per person for members, $25 per person for the general public. Register at www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0. To schedule Soup ’n Walk programs for groups of 15 or more, contact Ginna Tiernan, Adult Program Coordinator, at 410-634-2847, ext. 27 or gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.