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Gardening on the Wild Side: Create a Woodland Sensory Garden with Nature’s Most Important Plants!

Gardening on the Wild Side: Create a Woodland Sensory Garden with Nature’s Most Important Plants!

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center (click here for directions)
Cost: $5/person
RSVP Required -- Please register as soon as possible. Space is limited!

You can’t miss this program! Have you ever wondered what people used to use for medicines or what plants today are being tested in cancer treatments? Do you know what you can plant in your garden that is beautiful and useful? Do you know tale that surrounds one of our oldest plants, like the Jack in The Pulpit? If you want to know more or share some of your own passed down knowledge, join us on April 2nd at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center as we explore the plants in our woods and gardens that have cultural, medicinal and sensory attributes.

Ms. Shara Owens will lead this program and discussion. Ms. Owens is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a degree in science and home economics. She has Environmental Educator for over 20 years. She first became interested in the native plants of Mississippi when she was walking in the woods near her house and spotted a beautiful plant she had never seen before. She has since become a champion of native plants. With her husband at her home in New Albany, she maintains a backyard native plant garden and a 1 mile walking trail for education purposes. She is also the curator of the Faulkner Literary Garden at the Union County Heritage Museum. She is lifetime student of place and ethnobotany, or or the study of the relationships between people and plants. We are so excited to have her come and talk with us -- Here at Strawberry Plains we love when history and nature meet. In the past, our natural and historic heritages were entwined and passed along between generations. Help us to refresh these memories -- Bring your questions and your own experiences with plants to this informative program. Space is limited -- RSVP as soon as possible (information below).

If you are interested in a Tour of the Antebellum Davis House immediately following the hike, let us know when you register.
House Tour Cost: $8 per person

To Register
If you would like to sign-up for this program, please call 662-252-1155 or send an e-mail to kboyle@audubon.org. If leaving or sending a message, please give us your name, phone number and the number of people who will be coming with you.

Cancellation

If you need to cancel your registration, please call us at 662-252-1155 or send an e-mail to kboyle@audubon.org. Please cancel as soon as possible (at least 2 hrs. before hike) to allow others who may be on the waiting list to attend.



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