Native plant grant & give-away!

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Posted April 29, 2022 | By Marion Audubon Society

Marion Audubon Society is pleased to have received a collaborative Grant from the National Audubon Society to purchase and distribute varieties of plants native to Marion County. Adding native plants to our environment increases the biodiversity and will attract more birds, bugs, and butterflies to our yards. Why bugs? That’s what the birds eat! Plant recipients will receive instructions on the purpose, care, and propagation of their plants. In the future, the propagated plants will be shared locally, increasing again the presence and value of native plants in Marion County.

Since space is limited, participants should RSVP thru MeetUp by April 30th for the first part of the two-part event; the webinar on May 2nd. There will be availability to register for the recorded version thru May 9th. This is the “watch at home” part of the event. This first step must be completed in order to register for the actual plant give-away.

The second step is an in-person workshop where you’ll receive your new plants and learn how to plant, care for and propagate them. This will be held on May 14th.

The grant allocations are restricted to members of Marion Audubon Society. Not yet a member? Become one today! An individual membership is $20/year. Full details are on our MeetUp App and on our website; www.marionaudubonsociety.org. We welcome your participation in this exciting opportunity!