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Start your garden now with “winter sowing”

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces healthier […]

Promote your eco-events in Greenability

Greenability offers a free, online calendar listing to promote events that are environmentally sustainable, resilient and restorative.

Calendar listings can be related to organic food, energy-efficiency, recycling, renewable energy, zero-waste, native plant gardening, nature, resilient living and many other environmental topics. To be considered for a listing, in-person events should be held within a 100-mile radius […]

Train to be a volunteer Master Naturalist

Learn how to restore natural habitats, be a steward to bluebirds, protect pollinators and more at a Master Naturalist Training Program.

The Master Naturalist program focuses on education, outreach and service to manage local natural areas and resources. It includes land stewardship to eradicate invasive species and restore natural habitats; bluebird stewardship which includes monitoring local […]

Check out these native plant sales 

Get your fall garden growing with perennial native plants that are drought and flood tolerant and return every year. Check out these local, native plant sales and more native plant nurseries nationwide.

A variety of native wildflowers, sedges, grasses, trees and shrubs suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry or moist conditions are good options for fall planting. […]

Explore pollinator habitats & more at garden tour

Six fall gardens featuring pollinator and wildlife habitat, native plants, butterfly gardens, a lavender field and turtle pond will be in full bloom this weekend at the Miami County Fall Garden Tour.

The tour will be open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11. It is […]