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APRIL 2013 Gardening with Nature programs at Rocky River Nature Center

Discover How To Make A Difference Starting In Your Own Backyard With "Your Piece Of The Planet" Programs


If you think one person's actions have little impact on the planet, think again. Find out how each one of us can make a positive impact on the planet by making changes to our own backyards. And collectively, many backyards can have an impact on planet Earth.


Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center's new program, "Your Piece Of The Planet," features a variety of free, environmental initiatives offered throughout the year. The goal of the program is to empower people by providing resources and knowledge on a range of ecological topics to help transform any backyard into a natural wild space for food, fun and nature.  


Topics include rain barrels, composting, rain gardens, birdfeeding stations, monarch waystations and more. "Your Piece Of The Planet" kicks off in April and continues through May, breaking for summer and resuming in the fall with programs September through November.


"Your Piece Of The Planet" programs in April include:


Your Piece of The Planet: Composting 101

Sunday, April 7 ∙ 11 a.m. - noon

Want to start a compost bin, but have no clue where to begin? Learn the basics of composting. Cut down on trash output and make a rich, free soil additive for the garden.


Your Piece Of The Planet: Eat Your Garden

Sunday, April 14 ∙ 11 a.m. to noon

Who said an attractive garden must be filled with delights for the eyes only? Learn how to transform your landscaping into a beautiful, edible masterpiece.


Your Piece of The Planet: Going Native

Sunday, April 21 ∙ 11 a.m. - noon

Interested in native gardening, but not sure how to turn away from standard nursery fare? Learn sources of native Ohio plants and discover how natives excel in wet, sloped, small or otherwise challenging spaces. This program is for adults only.


All "Your Piece Of The Planet" programs are at Rocky River Nature Center, located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted.


For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.


Learn how to transform "Your Piece Of The Planet" with help from Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!

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