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Native Plant Month Speaker Series:

Thursday, April 4, 6:00-7:00 PM

Kimberly Lessman: "Seed Banking for Restoration: How to Get Involved in Northeast Ohio's Seed Banking Movement"

Holden Forests & Gardens is teaming up with partners in our region to collect, store, and redistribute native seeds of local ecotype to support restoration projects in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Learn the basics of collecting native seeds and how you can get involved. 

 

Saturday, April 13, 1:00-2:00 PM

Zac Justus: “Invasives: What The Heck?”

Invasive species have played a key role in 60% of global plant and animal extinctions and are expected to be a growing concern for land managers, park managers, farmers, and the public in the coming years. Our Land Steward Zac will explore what invasive species are, why they are a problem, and the most damaging invasive plants in Ohio. We will also look at common landscape plants that have become invasive and their native alternatives. The best way to learn about plants is to see them though! After our short presentation we will explore the Wilderness Center trails learning how to ID Invasive plants and some of their common characteristics.

 

Thursday, April 18, 6:00-7:00 PM

Adam Beichler: "Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan"

Join the forester for TWC Consulting Forestry for a brief presentation on the basics of developing a Forest Stewardship Plan on your property.

  • Benefits of having a plan in place
  • Tax savings programs
  • Developing goals and Objectives
  • Forest Assessment
  • Identifying Issues
  • Implementing the plan

 

Saturday, April 27, 1:00-2:00 PM

Timothy Frey: "iNaturalist – A powerful tool for identification, education, biodiversity and networking"

In this workshop, we will introduce you to the iNaturalist app for identifying organisms in our environment. We will learn how to upload an observation to the iNaturalist database and tips to get a correct identification. We will learn the many functions that the iNaturalist website can be used for, including maps, annotations, projects and other functions. We will then go out into the field and take a short hike where we will practice collecting and uploading observations in the field.

*MEMBERS- be sure to log in to your TWC account to apply your 10% discount!

Orders are due by Monday, April 29.
Plant pick-up will be Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
After your pick-up on Saturday, stay for a day full of Native Plant presentations and a Salamander Day celebration! More details coming soon!
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