2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
29
2021
Land & Environmental
Dicentra cucullaria, or "Dutchman's Breeches," in bloom.  (Photo by Biosthmors (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Dicentra cucullaria, or "Dutchman's Breeches," in bloom.
(Photo by Biosthmors (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

TLT to host plant swap

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Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, will host a Native Perennial Plant Swap on Saturday, April 23, as part of Green(e) Fest, a weekend-long Earth Day celebration at Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Visitors are invited to swap or buy perennials from other area gardeners from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  under a tent in the Glen Helen parking lot off Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Admission is free.

TLT is also looking for donations of native plants to swap and sell, but asks that the community not donate invasive plant species. The range of native perennials is wide: from forbs such as asters, coneflowers, daisies and phlox, to native grasses, ground covers and shrubs. A list of many native plants is available at plantnative.org.

Tecumseh Land Trust was founded in 1990, and since then, has preserved over 25,000 acres of farm land in the Great and Little Miami River watersheds. The organization has the opportunity to preserve 10 more family farms this year, and hopes to increase member support in order to accomplish this goal.

“Many people are not aware that almost all of the land trust’s day-to-day funding is from membership donations,” says Susan Miller, the land trust’s vice president.

In order to help accomplish this goal, TLT now offers sustaining memberships, which allow members to make monthly contributions throughout the year, and which renew automatically.

For more information about the upcoming event or about membership, call Tecumseh Land Trust at 937-767-9490 or visit online at http://www.tecumsehlandtrust.org.

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