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Spring Native Plant Sale - May 7th 2011

Posted: March 11, 2011

Sponsored by: Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society (PNPS)

9-11 am - Vendor set-up
11 am - Plant and food sales begin

Plant vendors:

  • Spring Haven Nursery, Newburg, PA (www.springhavennatives.com)
  • Keystone Wildflowers, Robesonia, PA (www.keystonewildflowers.com)
  • Perennial Gardens, New Bloomfield, PA
  • Go Native Tree Farm, Lancaster, PA
  • Fox Hill Gardens, State College, PA (www.foxhillgardens.com)
  • Sammis Greenhouse, Centre Hall, PA
  • Common Ground Organic Farm, Potter’s Mills, PA (organic vegetable seedlings only)

Food vendors:

  • Eden View Organics, Tyrone, PA (www.edenvieworganics.com)   
  • Standing Stone Coffee Company, Huntingdon, PA (www.standingstonecoffeecompany.com)       

Other vendors:

  • Lisa White, Full Moon Flower Farm, Botanical Collage
  • Robert Snyder, Nature Photography

Schedule of Educational Walks/Programs:

 

11 am - Going Native in Your Backyard: an indoor slide presentation (lower classroom) By Liz Boyer, Maryland Native Plant Society
Switching to native plants and using conservation landscaping techniques is crucial to the long term health of the environment.  As habitat is lost and exotic species invade the most wild and rural areas of our region, gardeners can play a key role in maintaining regional biodiversity.  Many native alternatives to the exotic invasive plants commonly used for landscaping in western Maryland will be highlighted.  Discover the connection between native plants, wildlife and people.  Enhance and preserve regional biodiversity by simply 'going native'.

12 noon - Guided plant walk: tour of the Shaver’s Creek gardens and landscape
Led by Eric Burkhart, Plant Science Program Director with Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

1 pm - Plants: the Roots of Life: a guided plant walk for children/families
Led by Joan Turns, School Programs Director with Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

Enjoy a family walk exploring the basic plant life found in Pennsylvania woodlands.  With the aid of a Shaver’s Creek educator, go on a scavenger hunt and learn about why plants are the roots of life.


2 pm - Guided plant walk: spring wildflower identification and photography
Led by Denise Wagner, local naturalist and photographer

3 pm - Guided plant walk: Guided tour of the Shaver’s Creek gardens and landscape
Led by Eric Burkhart, Plant Science Program Director with Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

4 pm
- Guided plant walk:  spring wildflower identification
Led by Pennsylvania Native Plant Society members Debra Grim and Bob Gruver

5 pm - Sales end

Ongoing educational walks/programs during the afternoon (1:00-4:00 PM):


Native plant gardening resource tables: have your native plant gardening questions answered!!

Staffed by PNPS members, Penn State Master Gardeners, Shaver’s Creek Program Director Eric Burkhart, and other knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts.

Meet the Shaver’s Creek Birds of Prey!
Staffed by Shaver’s Creek volunteers and/or interns.
Shows on the hour between 1-4 PM.