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Native Plants Workshop

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Why Native Plants?

Native plants of this region have evolved together with insects, birds, mammals, and other wildlife since the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago. They have adapted to the region’s climate and soils from wet clay soils to well drained sandy soils. While many of these plants are ornamental, they are also a source of food and shelter for animals. Native plants thrive in the diverse habitats of the region, woodlands, meadows, wetlands, uplands and lowlands. In addition, as stewards of our native landscape, we plant native plants to contribute to the ecological health of the region, to prevent erosion, to support pollinators, to sequester carbon, for clean water, air and stable productive soils. Planting native plants and minimizing the use of nonnative plants encourages genetic diversity, which is important to sustaining the ecosystem and the air we breathe.


Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Rd.
Ridgely, MD 21660 United States
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410 634 2847