ALL - Invasive Species

  Dates & times
  • Fri, 03/22/2024 - 10:00am
  Age Groups Adult Lifelong Learning


ALL - Adult Lifelong Learning

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Fall 2023 ALL

Invasive Species
Friday, March 22 & 29 at 10:00 am 

Session One: We will define several confusing terms, and discuss exactly what is meant by the term "invasive" concerning assorted living things in the ecosystem. We will learn to identify the most common invasive plant species, learn why we should endeavor to remove them (or at least control them on our property). We will also learn of readily available alternatives to invasive plants. 

Session Two: We will discuss other invasive life forms that have spread to Ohio over the last few years, how to identify them, and the steps being taken to monitor and try to control them.

Each 2hr course is led by:
Carol Kelly, a “retired” Penn State Master Gardener, who donated more than 500 volunteer hours in 10 years in Pennsylvania. She has gardened organically for over 50 years in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Ohio, and Belgium. Over the years she has given numerous presentations on gardening and nature. After maintaining the raised bed gardens at the Senior Center for 5 years, she next planted a pollinator garden there which is registered with the Monarch Watch as a Monarch Waystation. She has also been involved with the library’s Bookworm garden since its creation and has had it designated as a waystation. She admits to slowing down some these days but may still be heard bi-weekly on WMZO radio’s “In the Green Outdoors" program.

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