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Weather & Plants


Published: Thu, February 6, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Weather & Plants

When: Today, 1-2 p.m.

What: Children age 3-5 will explore different types of weather and how it affects plant life on Earth through weather-related experiments, activities and art. Snack will be provided.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.

Details: Registration required. Fee, $6; FFRG member, $4.

Faerie Gardens

When: Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m.

What: Youths age 6-11 will spend the afternoon creating a miniature garden that any good faerie would not be able to resist.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Details: Fee, $12; FFRG members, $10.

Info: 330-740-7116

Orchid Walk-About

When: Saturday , 10 a.m.-noon.

What: Dave Miller from Great Akron Orchid Society will lead a walk highlighting main varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center. Bring your orchid questions or actual orchid to be diagnosed.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Details: No fee; register at 330-740-7116.

Winter Twigs

When: Feb. 9, 2 p.m.

What: Learn to identify trees in winter using twigs, bark and growth form with Dr. Chuck McClaugherty. Participants will collect twigs and learn to use dichotomous keys for identification.

Details: Program will be indoors and outdoors. No registration required.

Contact: 330-823-7487 or naturecenter@mountunion.edu, mountunion.edu/nature-center

Four Seasons of Color

When: Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: Garden experts will take you through steps in planning and plant selection to create an ever- changing landscape to enjoy all year.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Info: Sponsored by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown (www.mgcy.org).

Contact: John Kolar, 330-545-2266

Vermicompost and Compost

When: Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m.

What: Meagan Tehua will share her extensive knowledge about how kitchen waste and worms can be useful in farms and gardens.

Where: Demonstration Kitchen, 822 Billingsgate Ave., at back of Iron Roots Urban Farm.

Details: RSVP strongly recommended. Contact Sophia Buggs at 330-480-0423 or sbuggs@yndc.org to pre-register. No fee.


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