Tuesday, October 6, 2009

'Tis Scarecrow Season

This October the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Georgia is having a month-long scarecrow celebration. In keeping with its mission to develop and maintain plant collections for display as well as enjoyment, the garden has set aside the woodlands of its Southern Seasons Garden for scarecrows.

Once an old-world emblem and tool for entire farming communities, today’s scarecrow stands against a backdrop of asphalt roads, concrete sidewalks, and eight-lane freeways that have reshaped America’s landscape, as a more personal crop-tending method with roots that span centuries and continents.

The Atlanta tradition which runs from Oct. 1 through October 31 features wild and wacky scarecrows created by individuals, designers, organizations and businesses in Atlanta.

Fun family activities, including “pumpkin bowling’ and scarecrow crafts will be available from 10-4 on the weekends. Free with garden admission.

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