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Gardening With Native Plants

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Native plants, those adapted to our local climate and soil conditions, don’t require the fertilizers, pesticides, water or maintenance of non-native plants. And they provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals. 

Joining us to discuss plants native to our region and to answer your gardening and landscape questions are Steve Slack, co-owner of Keystone Flora, which specializes in local native plants; Peter Huttinger, co-owner of Homeadow Song Farm and Director of the Community Garden Program at Turner Farm; and, David Koester, Campbell County Horticulture extension agent.

For more information on native plants, visit the USDA Forest Service, the Midwest Native Plant Society or Plant Native.