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EPN Earth Day Celebration – April 22

Join the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) and the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens for an exciting Earth Day program, “Eat this Earth Day!” on April 22 at the Fawcett Center. This event offers attendees a chance to explore the rich diversity of edible flora native to the Buckeye State. Through a sensory journey of taste, smell, and sight, participants will learn how these plants have sustained diverse wildlife and human cultures, both ancient and present, over extended periods of history. 

While you’re at the event, be sure to check out the display areas. One of the exhibits will feature The Private Life of Bees. Discover how bees navigate their world, their essential role in the food web, and how we can help these important pollinators by planting more native plants. Engage with experts at displays on Ohio’s native trees and shrubs with a focus on the berries and other foods they provide humans and wildlife. Learn to identify Ohio’s berry brambles and maple trees, study the interactions between moths and butterflies and their host plants, sample Ohio State maple syrup, and get pictures taken with a spotted lanternfly. There will also be displays on Ohio’s non-native, invasive berry-producing plants; pawpaws; and creating edible landscapes. 

Learn more and register for this engaging evening celebration of Ohio’s Native Plants for Food here.