Series may spike spring fever

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013, 9:02 am

If you're looking for a light at the end of winter's cold, gray tunnel, the remaining four sessions of the series, Second Nature, may be just what you need!

After a two-month hibernation, the series, presented by the Worthington Garden Club and the Griswold Center, resumes with tips on sustainable and eco-friendly ways to get more from your garden.

They're beautiful and fragrant, delicious in tea and food. Is there anything herbs can't improve? Learn more about growing and working with these practical plants from Worthington herbalist Monica Shaner on February 21.

Gardeners can play an important role in water conservation and management. On March 21, Stephanie Suter of the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will explain how you can do your part.

Insects are vital to a healthy environment and they often get a bad rap. They pollinate our food, eat pests and contribute to healthy soil. Dr. Celeste Welty, an associate professor of entomology at The Ohio State University, will share more of their good works on April 18.

Even if your yard is tiny, or you have no yard at all, you can still have a garden! Get ideas for a container garden on May 16 from Cindy Maravik, an Inniswood Metro Gardens naturalist.

Each free session, which will include informative resource lists from Worthington Libraries, starts at 7pm at the Griswold Center. Call the center for more information, 614-842-6320.

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