The New River Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is conducting its Fifth Annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The public will be welcome to plant Milkweed/Asclepias Syrica seeds to grow at home and Storytime with Joelle will be at 1 p.m. for children.
The sale will be held at SEEDS Blacksburg Nature Center, Price House, 107 Wharton St, SE, Blacksburg (corner of Lee and Wharton Streets). Parking is at the United Methodist Church parking lot.
In addition to other activities, the society offers Youth Grants to pre-K – 12 and undergraduate or graduate students, or any public non-profit youth group. The grants are educational for the purpose of installing native plant gardens or restoring natural ecosystems through the removal of invasive species and incorporation of plants native to Virginia. Application deadlines are June 30 and September 30. For more information please see the website: https://vnps.org/newriver.
The New River Chapter service area covers the counties of Montgomery, Bland, Giles, Wythe, Floyd, Pulaski, Carroll, the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, and the City of Radford.
The Virginia Native Plant Society, a nonprofit organization, founded in 1982, is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the native plants of Virginia and their habitats, in order to sustain for generations to come the integrity of the Commonwealth’s rich natural heritage of ecosystems and biodiversity, for purposes of enjoyment, enlightenment, sustainable use, and our own very survival.
Submitted by the Virginia Native Plant Society
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