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Robinson Nature Center's Native Plant Palooza

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Noon to 4:30 PM

 

Robinson Native Plant Palooza mash-up 

 

Landscaping and gardening with plants native to Maryland makes gardening easier and benefits the world around you. By planting native,you can save on the cost of water, fertilizer and pesticides while providing a habitat for butterflies, insects and other local wildlife.

 

During our First Annual "Native Plant Palooza" you can purchase native plants from a host of vendors with a portion of proceeds from the sale benefiting educational programs at the Nature Center. The following vendors will be on site:

Chesapeake Natives Inc.

Audubon Society
Keystone Wildflowers
Grounds for Nature 

Lauren’s Garden Service
American Native Liners  
 

 If you are a native plant vendor that would like to be involved, scroll down for the vendor information letter and registration form. 


In addition to the plant sale, you can enjoy guest speakers and garden tours of the Robinson Nature Center grounds. This year, our guest speakers include author and founder of "Ecologia: Edible and Ecological Design", Michael Judd, and local artist, Patterson Clark, whose artwork is made from invasive plant materials. The plant sale will be accessible without admission to the nature center. All other activities including speakers and garden tours are complimentary with paid admission to the center ($5 for adults, $3 for children (3 - 17 yrs) and Free for under 3 yrs). See a schedule of events below. 

 

Native Plant Palooza Schedule of Activities 

1-2 PM - Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist - Guest Speaker, Michael Judd

2-2:30 PM- Tour of Robinson's native plant gardens and rain gardens - Robinson Nature Center Environmental Educator, Tracey Gelner

2:30 - 2:45 PM - Culinary Invasive Demo and Tasting: from Pest to Pesto - MPEA Invasive Plant Project Coordinator, Davey Rogner

2:45 - 3:45 PM - Artistic Pursuits with Invasives - Guest Speaker, Patterson Clark

Ongoing from Noon to 4:30 - Native Plant Sale 

 

Native Plant Palooza Vendor information 

Vendor information letter 

Vendor registration form