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April 1, 2012

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Second refrigerators and freezers, often kept in garages or basements, are usually older models that may use as much as three times more electricity to run than newer models built to higher energy-efficiency standards. Units to be recycled must be in working order and have an inside volume of between 10 and 30 cubic feet.

NYSEG contractor JACO Environmental safely dismantles and recycles the energy-guzzling refrigerators and freezers, converting 95 percent of each appliance into recyclable metals, glass and plastics.

Funding received

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from Stewart's Foundation supporting new King's Garden programs in 2012. The program will encourage young visitors to learn about different vegetables, flowers and insects.

The funds will specifically support the development of four new themed areas within the Children's Garden including Flying Friends, a garden bed devoted to attracting pollinators; Vegetable Maze, a non-traditional free-form vegetable area; Edible Petals Patch, a garden devoted to plants with edible flowers; and Onion Island, a garden bed devoted to the allium or onion genus.

The Children's Garden, located in the King's Garden at Fort Ti, offers an opportunity for families to explore beauty and nature at one of America's oldest and most significant historic sites. The garden is open June 1 through Oct. 8 and offers a wide variety of horticulture programs throughout the season.

"The Discovery Gardens are a place where people can really connect with the plants, learn how they grow and realize the joy of gardening," said Heidi Karkoski, Fort Ti's curator of landscape.

Fort Ti's gardening programs are part of Let's Move Museums & Gardens organized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To learn more, visit http://www.fortticondero ga.org/visit/gardens or call 585-2821.

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