This spring you can make a positive impact on Creation by incorporating native plants around your homes and businesses to increase biodiversity and combat climate change. Native plants are the flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs that have inhabited Michigan since before European settlement. Since these plants originate from Michigan, they are often better able to withstand our unique climate and soils than their cultivated counterparts. This makes them easier to establish and maintain, and require less watering and fertilizing. They are a great way to add color to your gardens and attract butterflies, songbirds and other wildlife.
COS invites you to attend the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve’s Native Plant Sale, where their expert staff will be available to help you choose plants to create a garden you will take pleasure in. Additionally, River City Wild One members, Kent Conservation District staff and volunteers, members of the Native Plant Guild, and Plaster Creek Stewards will be on-site to answer your questions about plants ideal for your site, identifying and eradicating invasive species, where to find professional landscape designers, and where to find other native plant species.
When: Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Bunker Interpretive Center, West Entrance
If you miss the main sale on Saturday: additional sales of remaining plants will be held the following week, on Monday-Wednesday, May 7-9 at 4-6 p.m.
For more information and a list of plants for sale visit https://calvin.edu/ecosystem-preserve/programs-events/native-plant-sale/.