Sunday, March 26th – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and hear our wonderful speakers.
IGS Member price $15. Non-member price $25 – Please call 614.895.6216 to register today! Space is limited!
Native Plants for Pollinators and Year-Round Color
Gale Martin, owner of Natives in Harmony Nursery, believes that
the preservation of local genotypes is of the utmost importance and
wants to convert others to natives by offering high quality, genetically
appropriate native forbs and grasses as well as providing the
expertise to use and care for them. Education is a big part of Gale’s
mission, and she works hard to educate and support her customers
and the public at large in their land-use decisions. She is passionate
about making Ohio genotypes available for anyone interested in using native plants to create
habitat for native pollinators, birds, and other wildlife species.
Gale has served on the boards of conservation and education nonprofits such as the Ohio
Prairie Association, Appalachia Ohio Alliance, the Headwaters Outdoor Education Center, and
the Olentangy Watershed Alliance. Gale retired in 2017 from the Executive Director’s position
at the Marion County Historical Society (MCHS), a position she held for 13 years. Before
accepting the position with MCHS, Gale was the education specialist for the Morrow County
Soil and Water Conservation District and spent time as a naturalist at Mount Gilead State Park.
Butterflies at Inniswood and Beyond
Learn about the long-term butterfly monitoring project and
what impacts butterfly populations at Inniswood and elsewhere.
Jen Snyder has worked for Metro Parks for 20 years, 18 of those
years have been at Inniswood Metro Gardens. As an environmental
educator, Jen’s work is primarily focused on educational programs
and signage. She also provides guidance on Inniswood’s on-going
biotic surveys including butterfly monitoring. Jen has a degree in Natural Resources and prior
experience with education programs at other local agencies.
Membership in the Inniswood Garden Society has its privileges. Please click here to learn more.