Celebrate Tu B'shevat

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Celebrate Tu B'shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees this Sunday at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

This holiday is rooted in the ancient tradition of calculating a tree's age so that it can be determined whether a tree is old enough for its fruit to be consumed. It has become a feast of fruits like dates, figs, pomegranates and grapes, as well as a day to promote ecological awareness in modern times.

At the Conservatory, you'll be able to plant parsley seeds, search for trees on a scavenger hunt, and enjoy story telling at 11 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m.

Regular admission rates apply and members are admitted free. For more information, go to fpconservatory.org/Plan-a-Visit. The Conservatory is located at 1777 E. Broad St. in Columbus.