Keeping up with us
Receiving our informative semiannual newsletter, Streamside, is one benefit of being a member of Renfrew Institute. We also make previous issues available here.
Fall/Winter 2010 (members only)
Highlights include the progress of the four-square garden relocation; a welcome to new board members; Cultural Currents article, “Flax Hatchels: From Utilitarian to Folk Art”; members, sponsors, organization and volunteer lists; article on stream monitoring and leaf pack studies; an intern’s contributions to the institute; photos and update on Salamander Scramble 2010; professional development activities; sponsor spotlights, and more!
Spring 2010 Highlights include: a Downstream article about the buzz surrounding native bees and the pollination crisis; photos and update on the four-square garden project; more information on those special gardens in a Cultural Currents column, “The Four-Square Garden: Tradition of Abundance”; Institute founders reflect on the early years; volunteer list; and sponsor thanks and spotlights.
Fall 2009 A new record—Renfrew Institute celebrates its 20th Anniversary with 28 pages in this newsletter! Highlights include: indepth article on saving the American Chestnut tree; Cultural Currents column The Barn: Heart of the Farmstead; a story on the relocation of the Pennsylvania German Four-Square garden; introductions to five new board members; photos of Salamander Scramble runners; Members and Volunteers Lists; sponsor spotlights.
Fall-Winter 2008-2009 Highlights include: announcement of the Institutes website; Downstream column Chesapeake Promises; Cultural Currents column The Royer Tannery; an update on the EarthSeekers program; a story from a spider with a great recipe for granola bars; photos of Summer Institute; Volunteers List; and lots of sponsor spotlights and awards.
Spring 2008 The newsletter hits 24 pages with this issue! Downstream column For the Birds—Stop Mowing AND Feed Birds Next Winter; Cultural Currents column The Limekiln: From Rocks to Rich Resources; Traveling Lantern Theatre Illuminates Youth Festival; Members and Sponsors List; WaterStriders Learn Where Old Leaves Go; Top of the Mushroom award goes to Allie and Jo Ann Kohler, Doris Goldman Published in American Chestnut Anthology; Logan Hough completes senior project on Renfrew Trees; and lots of sponsor spotlights.
Fall 2007 Highlights include: Institute staff expands field knowledge; Top of the Mushroom award goes to Jazz Man Andrew Sussman; Downstream column Renfrews New Pet Policy; Cultural Currents column The Smokehouse; Summer Institute photos; Volunteers List; Membership Building Reception Big Success; awards and sponsor spotlights.