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The Seeds That We Plant: Isaac’s Café Specials, November 28-December 2


I recently read a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Don’t  judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”  As someone who is responsible for utilizing what’s growing in Bernheim’s Edible Garden, I am sometimes guilty of focusing on the harvest.  I love seeing what is available for use at Isaac’s Café and plan the specials … [Read more]

Attitude of Gratitude, Isaac’s Café Specials, November 21-25


This week, I hope you will join me in what I am calling my "attitude of gratitude".  What better time than the present to focus not on the things out of our control, but on the little pleasures that can make each day special? My sister, Tena, has this wonderful ritual of instead of counting sheep, she makes a gratitude list in her head as she is … [Read more]

Winter Hours Have Arrived at Bernheim


Though some trees are still glowing with fall color, the signs of winter are increasing every day. We have now "fallen back" to earlier sunsets and starry skies at Bernheim. With this change comes a change in our hours, including at the Visitor Center and Isaac's Café. As of November 1, the Visitor Center will be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 … [Read more]

Make Your Own Wreath


Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Bernheim’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Holiday Wreath Making with Nature from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies and tools will be provided. … [Read more]

We Are All a Part of the Big Picture: Isaac’s Café Specials, November 14-18


Like many of you, I wonder if anything I do has an impact on the "big picture".  While pondering such questions this past week, I remembered something that my biology teacher, Mr. Carr, said about his doctoral paper and drawings he had to do of spiders.  He told us that he could not draw a realistic spider but he could make dots that became the … [Read more]

The Hidden Beauty of the Sassafras


Sassafras is a beautiful tree that is often overlooked in the forest. With winter quickly approaching, colors begin to fade within the forest. Sassafras offers beautiful green twigs, red furrowed bark, and large flower buds. It also grows in unique ways from tall and straight to many branching trunks.  When you go hiking along many of the trails … [Read more]