Ohio Native Plant Month Is Back!

Posted on 03/16/21 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Just like the perennials, Ohio Native Plant Month makes its return this spring. Ohio celebrated its first annual Ohio Native Plant Month in April of 2020. It was a huge success with lots of fun events, plant sales, and social media posts. April 2021 is just around the corner and may look a little different this year, but... read more

Saving Planet Earth: One Small Step at a Time

Posted on 03/09/21 by Carla in Educational Outreach


I feel planet Earth and the people it supports are truly, to borrow from the Ancient Chinese Proverb, a “yin and yang.” Inevitably population numbers are growing. The Earth “feels” the affect. You can look at the glass half empty - carbon emissions causing climate change, plastic pollution in our oceans, loss of old growth forests, etc. Or... read more

If we had no Winter, Spring would not be as pleasant

Posted on 03/02/21 by Nikole in Urban Agriculture

Fiddlehead - Young Fern

Signs of spring can sometimes feel a world away after a seemingly endless winter. There is beauty to be found in the snowy slowness that is winter. However, I find it easier to behold the keys to contentment with the unthawing of Lake Erie. These changes typically start sometime between mid-February and mid-March. There is a weather proverb that... read more

Spring: Rays of Hope Are Around the Corner

Posted on 02/24/21 by in Educational Outreach

I am thrilled because the sun is shining today, during this last week of February. The days are getting longer and warmer. Winter is ebbing and spring is only days away. This fills me with a wonderful sense of hope. What is not to like about Spring? It is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Festivals and celebrations are... read more

Backyard Buffers for Your Property in the Rocky River Watershed!

Posted on 02/17/21 by Meg in Educational Outreach

Well winter storm Uri certainly has hit our country hard this week, and more snow and rain are predicted to be on the way. Large storms like these are results of climate change, which causes severe storms to occur more and more frequently. The good news is that with proper preparation and planning our cities and neighborhoods can... read more


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