FLOW Native Plant Sale – Spring 2024

FLOW Native Plant Sale​ – Spring 2024

Support FLOW and get some new native plants through our plant sale with Riverside Native Perennials. FLOW will receive 33% of the proceeds from all sales. Order by May 8th. Use the promo code “FLOW” at checkout and select “fundraisers only” as delivery option. Pick up your plants Sat. May 11 from 12-3 pm at Sawmill Wetlands!

Click here to order your plants!

 

FLOW releases activity book for kids

FLOW’s New Watershed Activity Book for Kids

Teachers and home schoolers will enjoy using FLOW’s new activity book to teach young learners about the watershed and its care. Thanks to Maggie Guetschow for creating this 24 page book. It features informational pages that are paired with some fun activities for kids to complete, such as a tree planting maze, pollinator garden word search, and trash pickup “spot the differences”. Pdf versions are available for downloading and printing for use in the classroom. Click the headline or image above for the full book!

April 1 Webinar – Debra Knapke on Gardening in Spring

Spring… the time of frantic activity. How can you plan for Everything you want and need to do, and remain sane? What are the tasks that must be done and which can slide? Let’s have some fun talking about gardening in the fast lane.

FLOW is pleased to present Debra Knapke, The Garden Sage, as our April 1 webinar speaker. Debra is an avid horticulturalist, teacher, author, and eclectic gardener, who shares her extensive knowledge of sustainable gardening with organizations all across the U.S. Be sure to visit her website at http://debrathegardensage.com/

This webinar will not be recorded. Please register at the link. Time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT, and there will be time for questions.

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Jan. 22 Webinar – Debra Knapke on Gardening in Winter

Gardening in Winter? What can you do in the garden in winter? There are some tasks that you can do in the winter that can lessen the craziness of trying to get everything done in the Spring.

FLOW is pleased to present Debra Knapke, The Garden Sage, as our Jan. 22 webinar speaker. Debra is an avid horticulturalist, teacher, author, and eclectic gardener, who shares her extensive knowledge of sustainable gardening with organizations all across the U.S. Be sure to visit her website at http://debrathegardensage.com/

Debra will give a presentation about the general management of a winter garden with an emphasis of what we can do in the “dormant” time. She will talk about what dormancy is, why winter damage occurs, what we can and cannot affect in our garden during winter. She will also talk about winter tasks in the garden as there are things one can do in the garden at certain times. Winter is the time for dreaming of how beautiful your gardens will be next season!

This webinar will not be recorded. Please register at the link. Time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT, and there will be time for questions.

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Sept. 18 Webinar – Debra Knapke on Fall Garden Management

FLOW is pleased to present Debra Knapke, The Garden Sage, as our Sept. 18 webinar speaker. Debra is an avid horticulturalist, teacher, author, and eclectic gardener, who shares her extensive knowledge of sustainable gardening with organizations all across the U.S.

As fall approaches it is very tempting to follow the established practices of garden and yard cleanup, but these common practices are not necessarily beneficial for wildlife and sustainability. Debra will share information on rethinking our fall garden cleanup as garden management, with ways we can work with nature instead of against her. She will share some of her favorite resources for those who want to learn more. Be sure to visit her website at http://debrathegardensage.com/

This webinar will not be recorded. Please register at the link. Time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT, and there will be time for questions.

 

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Fall asters

Native asters provide late season nectar for pollinators

 

fall foilage

Fallen leaves are an important resource for next year’s generation of beneficial insects

 

Native Edible Plant Walk with David Williams – Aug. 5 at Sawmill Wetlands

Native Edible Plant Walk with David Williams

Saturday, August 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am

At Sawmill State Wildlife Education Center (Sawmill Wetlands)

2650 Sawmill Place Blvd Columbus, OH

No need to register! Please wear closed toe shoes.

Join David Williams of FLOW for a walk around Sawmill Wetlands, learning about edible plants found in Ohio, and how to responsively harvest them, and some of their historical significance. If you missed David’s webinar in February, this will be a great way to learn more about the food growing around you!
 
 

Wild nettles are an edible herb rich in vitamins.