Congratulations on learning about and understanding the incredible value of adding native plants to your landscape! Now what?
How do you prep the site? What types of plants work best for your location? Can a native plant garden be aesthetically pleasing to your naysaying neighbors? Join us to learn how to plan, design, and install an ecologically functional landscape while avoiding some common mistakes that new native plant gardeners make. Most people learn best by doing, so we will begin indoors and move outside to install a small native plant garden from start to finish.
Jennifer White is the Urban Educator at the Stark County Ohio State University Extension. Her degrees are in environmental studies and field biology and she has spent over 20 years working in conservation and environmental education, including work at the Portage Soil & Water Conservation District and the Portage Park District. Jennifer has been gardening since she was a child, completed the Master Gardener Volunteer training in 2000, and thoroughly enjoys all things nature – particularly insects and the native plants that support them! She is passionate about connecting people to our natural world and sparking curiosity that leads to positive action.