Gardening to Support Life
These educational and often hands-on weekly gardening programs are held every Thursday throughout the summer and feature guest speakers and a variety of gardening topics. The programs are held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Train Station unless otherwise noted. Programs are free of charge and registration is not required.
Gardeners no longer have the luxury of gardening for beauty alone. The eco-conscious gardener plans not only for colorful perfection, but thinks “What can eat this plant? And how does it fit into the food web?” We will discuss why the plants you select need to benefit native insects, because without them, our ecosystem will collapse. Your garden can help save life as we know it.
A life-long lover of nature and wildlife, Lynn Sparks became a Master Gardener Volunteer in 2017. The next year she took additional classes to become a Volunteer Pollinator Specialist, another program sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension Service. A fan of Dr. Doug Tallamy’s project to develop a “Homegrown National Park”, she is developing natural areas on her hobby farm and encouraging others to plant native with wildlife in mind. Her yard is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. When she is not gardening, Lynn can often be found enjoying nature by hiking, kayaking, or horseback riding.