Question: How does Markham Arboretum's nursery differ from retail nurseries?
Speaking off-the-cuff: Astrid Jansen, clinical lab scientist at John Muir Health; Barbara Hopkin, retired 40-year California state employee; Susana de Trapaga, architectural draftsmen. Click on the VIDEO to see and hear their answers.
Concord Connections: They all volunteer at Markham Nature Park and Arboretum's nursery in Concord and frequent businesses in the area, including Pasta Prima Vera, Costco and Navalet's.
Reporter's Notes: Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is a 16-acre sanctuary that is open to the public for the demonstration, collection and preservation of plants adaptable to our inland region. People can visit the park for free to see a nature park, community garden and international garden. The Garden Center and Nursery sells plants Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The plants are propagated and grown on the site. Many are California natives and all are inexpensive.
About this Column: Janice Wells asks people who live, work or hang out in Concord to answer serious questions.