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“Biodiversity Begins at Home” Event Set for June 15 at Brukner Nature Center
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TROY - Join Brukner Nature Center on Saturday, June 15th for its new event “Biodiversity Begins at Home,” where they will be hosting a Native Plant Workshop from 9-10 a.m. (registration is required and cost is only $20/person).     Additional vendors and events, such as native plant vendors and local artisans, will be present from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. and is free to the public.  

   Why should you plant natives in your home’s landscaping? The reasons are almost too numerous to list! Native plants are beautiful, adapted to our soils and climate, and valued for their role in the ecosystem. They don’t need extra chemicals to thrive and once established their water needs are in balance with what nature provides. Native plants feed native insects that feed a great diversity of native wildlife, forming an intricate web of life.
   "We are excited to offer this new event to help everyone increase the biodiversity of their own back yards," Brukner stated in a press release. 

Details for our event are:

•  REGISTER for the Native Plant Workshop, led by Deeply Rooted Landscapes garden designer Courtney Denning.  This workshop will focus on attracting birds by providing food, shelter, and water through gardening with native plants. Call (937) 698-6493 or email by Friday, June 14 to register.

•  MEET three local plant vendors who will not only have a variety of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers for sale, but can also provide valuable advice for your native plant gardens! 

•  TAKE a selfie with our new monarch butterfly sculpture created by Doug Drieling!

•  ENJOY a self-guided hike to learn more about our native plants and the wildlife they support!

•  MEET our wildlife ambassadors and discover their connection to native plants!

•  SHOP local artisans to further enhance your landscape with one-of-a-kind pieces of art!

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