At noon, learn about “Gardening with Native Plants.” Native plants are wildflowers that have grown in Ohio since before European settlement. These native plants are more adapted to the local environment, can withstand drought better, and need fewer fertilizers and pesticides than introduced varieties. They are also very beautiful! From the first blossoms of spring to the last blooms of fall, learn about the Ohio native plants you can use in your gardens to preserve plant and animal biodiversity in your back yard.
At 1:30 p.m., Price will offer a session on “Butterfly Gardening and Identification.” You will learn about the most common features and plants needed to attract butterflies to your gardens. Once you have attracted butterflies to your garden, which one is which? Discover about the most common butterflies of your backyard and the quick and easy ways to identify them.
As a year-round market for locally-produced foods and other agricultural products, Local Roots Market and Café is located at 140 S. Walnut St. in Wooster. The market is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; and the café is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Membership is not required to shop. To learn more about events at the market, visit the website at www.localrootswooster.com and sign up for the newsletter.
Published: April 12, 2012