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Off-the-Cuff: Markham Aboretum's Nursery

Our girl-on-the-street prowls around Concord asking residents about a variety of topics.

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.

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