Roundup of gardening news for April 22, 2021

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STARK COUNTY

May Day baskets. Beech Creek Gardens, in Alliance, Ohio, will have its second annual May Day fundraiser this year. May Day baskets of flowers are available to order online and in-person at the visitor center through April 27.

The baskets are a combination of live potted flowers and fresh cut flowers in the same container. Each basket includes a “Happy May Day” card with an explanation of the historical tradition and plant care instructions.

The nonprofit has set a goal of selling 7,000 baskets this year. Donations are $10 for one basket, or $40 for five. The May Day baskets can be picked up at Beech Creek Gardens, April 28 through May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Online checkout for the baskets is available at beech-creek-gardens.square.site/fundraisers.

For more information about the May Day basket fundraiser, visit beechcreekgardens.org/fundraisers. Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is at 11929 Beech St., in Alliance, Ohio.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Hale Farm events. Hale Farm & Village is holding its annual Citizens of Hale Plant Sale, May 20, 4-7 p.m., and May 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This year’s plant sale will also focus on pollinator plants.

The Sow and Grow Pollinator Festival is June 12-13.

The Italian Kitchen Container Garden Workshop will be offered May 20, 6-8 p.m. This gardening workshop will provide all the necessary tools and equipment for you to create your own container Italian cooking herb garden. Led by the Citizens’ auxiliary group of garden enthusiasts you will learn best planting and care practices and take home some fun summer herb recipes along with your beautiful herb container garden. Reservations are required and limited. Cost  is $50 per person or $45 WRHS members.

During all these events, the Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village will be open offering Hale and Ohio made items, light snacks and cold drinks, for purchase. All events will comply with state and county health guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.

Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is on 90 acres in Bath, Ohio with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations.

Visit halefarm.org or call 330-666-3711 for seasonal hours, program listings, rental information, and to become a member.

(To add a nonprofit event to our gardening listing, send details at least three weeks in advance to: Gardening News, Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or email: editorial@farmanddairy.com.)

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