Roundup of gardening news for July, 30, 2020

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ASHLAND COUNTY

Rain garden workshop. Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with Honey Haven Farms to host a rain garden workshop Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration will be $10 and includes light refreshments for the evening; space is limited to 30 participants. Tickets can be purchased through the SWCD’s Facebook page, atfacebook.cpm/AshlandSWCD, in person at the Ashland SWCD office, or by mailing registration to Becca Vales, Ashland SWCD, 1763 state Route 60, Ashland OH 44805.

STARK COUNTY

Succulents Gone Wild fundraising campaign. The Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve has launched a new fundraising campaign called Succulents Gone Wild. Each succulent arrangement includes a wild element, such as unique pieces of twisted branches, knotted logs, moss-covered bark, one-of-a-kind rocks and other earth-art elements gathered from the forest floor of the nature preserve.

Beech Creek Gardens created the new fundraiser because the COVID-19 pandemic has put the independent nonprofit organization into a financial state of emergency and they are in desperate need of operating funds, especially since their summer visitation has decreased by 60%. The goal is to raise $200,000 with this campaign.

Each succulent design comes with an educational and inspiring gift card explaining the science-backed benefits of succulents, the importance of how connecting with nature improves overall health and well-being, along with detailed plant care instructions to keep the succulents happy, healthy and thriving, just as Beech Creek Gardens hopes to be once again. The Succulents Gone Wild fundraising campaign runs now through July 31.

The succulent designs will be available for pickup Aug. 8-12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Alliance, Ohio. To support Beech Creek Gardens with your donations and order, visit beech-creek-gardens.square.site/. More information about the Succulents Gone Wild campaign, including photos and detailed descriptions of each special succulent design, can be found by visiting beechcreekgardens.org.

(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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