DIRECTIONS: To Inniswood From I-270, take the SR 3/Westerville Road exit north to Schrock Road (Huntington Bank, 630 South State Street, is on the Southeast corner) and turn right. Go about one mile to South Hempstead Road and turn right. Entrance is about 1/2 mile on the right. Inniswood Metro Park
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For more information, contact Columbus Chapter Karen Martens, Columbus Chapter President.
Bonnie Welty,Vice President
Barbara K.Velez Barbosa,Program Chair
Cinda Gallitz,Membership Chair
For additional program infomation please contact
Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa,Program Committee Chair
Jun 22, 2013 (Sat)
TOUR- Cranberry Bog – Buckeye Lake
10 am - RSVP must be received by May 12, 2013
We will be meeting at Buckeye Lake North Shore Boat Launch and State Park
The State park is located on St RT 79 in the Village of Buckeye Lake. The Bog is a 12 acres Ohio Nature Park Preserve. There will be a sign up sheet at May 11, 2013 Columbus Wild Ones meeting at Inniswood Metro Park or you can RSVP to email@example.com by May 12, 2013. There will be a cost of $12.00 per person. Cash or Checks made out to Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society & Museum. This money goes toward the preservation programs for the Ancient Cranberry Bog and its programs. Transportation to the bog will be provided by the Buckeye Lake Museum aboard the Queen of the Lake.
For additional program infomation please contact Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa,Program Committee Chair
Jun 22, 2013 (Sat)
Jul 13, 2013 (Sat)
Drying Preserving Flowers and Creative Uses- Diana Swigert
10am at Innis House (Inniswood Metro Park)
Diana was introduced to gardening in her childhood through her Grandmother and Great Grandfather's flower beds. Making things (crafting) is a natural talent and encouraged even more by her Mother and Grandmother. Diana is employment with Roscoe Village has become the perfect place. Where she can enjoy growing perennials, dry and preserve, create, make Christmas ornaments, use basic skills taught as a child, and share all these pleasures with others. Mrs. Montgomery, co-founder, began the tradition in Roscoe Village to decorate with native natural dried materials and Diana takes great pride in continuing the tradition. .Diana will share with us about 'How, what, when, and where to dry' and simple ways to use your dried items. Helping every gardener enjoy their flower gardens even more. . Assisting Diana will be Judy Boyd and Judith Norris who are co-worker/friends. Judy enjoys ornament making while Judith prefers arrangements in vases. Ladies are members of the Town and Country Garden Club, both found part time employment at Roscoe Village after retiring from their previous employment, and all three have become good friends. Diana is a hand on speaker who explains the hows and whys of drying in ways most people can understand and remember. She will have a collection of dried samples and a display of decorations that are simple to create. A Dried Table Decoration which is assembled during the program should encouragement everyone to do their own.
Jul 27, 2013 (Sat)
TOUR- Guy Denny’s Prairie
10 am - 6021 Mount Gilead Rd, Fredericktown, OH 43019-9513 740-694-6087
Guy served as Chief of Natural Areas and Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and dedicated 33 years of service to the state. During his tenure he built a nationally recognized system of nature preserves and scenic rivers, and served as chief naturalist for Ohio State Parks. His continued commitment to the protection of Ohio's natural resources is demonstrated through his service to several local and state-wide conservation organizations After the tour we will be going to lunch at local family owned restaurant famous for their “ Home Made Pies “.
Aug 10, 2013 (Sat)
TOUR ODNR Prairie & GEO Walk – Dick Moseley
10am - Ohio State Fair Grounds / Expo Center
Dick is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has B.S. Degrees in Nature Interpretation ('63) and Science Education ('64). He was the first Chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and served in that capacity for nearly 21 years. He retired in 1993 from the Department as Deputy Director and is a member of the Ohio Conservation Hall of Fame. Dick currently works as a volunteer for the Ohio Division of Natural Area and Preserves.
Sep 14, 2013 (Sat)
Elfner Organic Lawncare: Nate Elfner of Elfner Organic Lawncare
10 am at Innis House ( Inniswood Metro Park)
Everyone wants a healthy lawn, but some people prefer an alternative to chemical treatments. Organic lawn care promotes lush healthy lawns that are safe for people, pets & the planet. This class will cover all-natural fertilization, managing weeds without chemicals, soil health and other topics to provide you with the skills to care for your own lawn organically. After Nate attended The Ohio State University, he found that his interests were drawn toward organic landscaping and farming. He earned a certification as a Permaculture Design Consultant through the University of New Hampshire in 1996. Nate and his wife, Jenn, started their company in 2000. It began with a focus toward native and edible landscaping, but over the years has changed to focus on the Organic Lawncare division. Nate is proud to offer environmentally responsible lawn care services to the Central Ohio area.
Sep 28, 2013 (Sat)
TOUR - Debra Knapke, The Garden Sage
10 am Location: 873 Clover Drive, Columbus, OH 43235, 614-459-7167.
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.DebraTheGardenSage.com; Blog: www.heartland-gardening.com
Deb is an author, educator, consultant, designer and tour guide. She teaches at Columbus State Community College and serves on several committees that deal with gardening. Her gardens are full of a large variety of both native and non-native trees, shrubs, forbs, plants and herbs. Each garden seems to have a theme to it, as well as, a class and characteristics of its own. As you walk by her gardens you can sense that they are used for meditation because of all the thought that she has put into each one. Columbus Wild Ones will provide light refreshments after the tour.
Oct 12, 2013 (Sat)
Colors of Fall Tree I.D. - Peter Lowe
10am at Innis House (Inniswood Metro Park).
Peter Lowe is the Native Landscape Manager at The Dawes Arboretum. Peter holds a degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University and has designed hundreds of displays and installed hundreds of thousands of annuals and bulbs. He currently works with native plants as well as helping to develop the Ohio Native Plant Network and Ohio Sustainable Landscape initiatives. Peter is the current Chair of the Horticulture, Greenhouse and facilities section of the American Public Garden Association. His hope is to educate homeowners, garden centers, landscapers and other garden enthusiasts on, not just the benefits of native plants, but how to use them to their full potential.
Walk with The Dawes Arboretum’s Native Landscape Manager, Peter Lowe, as he showcases the breathtaking sights of fall. Learn how to properly identify trees using foliage shape, bark patterns, buds, seeds and fruit. Discover
Oct 26, 2013 (Sat)
TOUR- Native Trees in the fall: Dawes Arboretum with Peter Lowe
10 am - 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, OH 43056; www.dawesarb.org 800.44.DAWES.
Discover the awe inspiring colors displayed by our native trees. Walk with Native Landscape Manager, Peter Lowe, as he guides you through the grounds of The Dawes Arboretum. See our most spectacular native trees within their natural setting and learn the fabulous wildlife value that they add to the landscape. During this program learn about the balanced approach to gardening with natives and their economic and ecological value within an ecosystem. Join us for an exciting educational tour as we welcome autumn and its dazzling rainbow of color. The Dawes Arboretum is now charging $2.00 per person for their tours. We will be meeting in the visitor’s parking lot for the tour, please look for signs when you get to Dawes. Those that wish to car pool can meet at Inniswood Metro Park at 8:30 am
Nov 09, 2013 (Sat)
Landscaping with Herbs- Mary Lewis
10am at Innis House (Inniswood Metro Park).
Mary is the Eco-Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for the Ohio Heritage Gardens at the Govenor’s Residence in Bexley Ohio. Her discussion will be on how to use herbs in your garden beds along with annuals, perennials and native plants also used as herbs. She will have a handout that lists herbs for landscaping and where to plant them. There will be a Pesto demo that shows how to use and add pesto to create several different easy uses and an opportunity for tasting one of her special Pesto Recipe. Mary blames her obsession for gardening on her dad and grandmother; both were and are wonderful gardeners. She started out gardening with marigold seeds that a friend had given her and she hasn’t stopped since then. In the 90's she took classes at The Gardens at Gantz Farm in Grove City and within a year, she was a volunteer with this organization. Volunteering at Gantz led her to The Fairfield Herb Society and then to becoming a Fairfield County Master Gardener. At a master gardener conference, she found out about the ambassador program for the Ohio Governor's Residence and Ohio Heritage Gardens and volunteered. She was elected to be Fairfield County's Master Gardener Ambassador and from that point on her passion for native plants and landscaping including herbs has grown.
SELECTED REFERENCES FOR SUSTAINABLE GARDENS & PLANTS
- Books for Wild Ones.pdf
OHIO PLANT NURSERIES & SOURCES FOR NATIVE PLANTS AND ORGANIC
LAWN & GARDEN CARE
- Central Ohio Native Plant Contacts
*Please note: The above list is provided for reference & contact information.
Wild Ones does not guarantee material or service quality or availability.
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