Gardening & Nature

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Online under select class descriptions

Call: 614.715.8022
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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Monarch Camp for Educators

Wednesday, July 23 & Thursday, July 24, 8:30am–3pm
In this immersive two-day workshop, educators learn how to integrate monarch butterflies into a classroom with multi-disciplinary lesson plans. Lessons presented meet Ohio Education Curriculum standards for K–8th grade. Workshop includes information about the Wild Ones Seeds for Educations Fund, which provides grants that support educational butterfly gardens or nature projects. 

A box lunch is provided for the first day of activities. Second day breaks for lunch and reconvenes at a local Metro Park for field-based study (Transportation to park is not included).

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) available for each hour of instruction.
$110 members; $130 non-members

Backyard Conservation Workshop

Saturday, August 9, 10am–12pm
Franklin Soil and Water educates and assists homeowners, community organizations and local governments on the benefits of backyard conservation practices. These common practices, which include using rain barrels, rain gardens, composting and planting native plants, are used as solutions to storm water problems.

Workshop is free. Pre-register for $55 to take home a 45-gallon rain barrel. Visit and click the GreenSpot Rain Barrel program or contact Franklin Soil and Water at 614.486.9613 for registration details.

Bonsai Demystified

Saturdays, August 16, 23 & 30, 10am–12:30pm
Have you admired a bonsai tree and wanted to create and keep a bonsai of your own? Learn the art and horticulture behind successful bonsai growing from Columbus Bonsai Society masters. Topics include pruning, wiring, soil, watering, potting, care and maintenance. Each student is provided with a tropical plant and bonsai container to create their own bonsai to take home. Class fee includes a one-year membership in the Columbus Bonsai Society.
$60 members; $65 non-members (three-week series)