Gardening & Nature

To Register
Online under select class descriptions

Call: 614.715.8022
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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Backyard Conservation Workshop

Saturday, August 9, 10am–12pm
Franklin Soil and Water educates and assists homeowners, community organizations and local governments on the benefits of backyard conservation practices. These common practices, which include using rain barrels, rain gardens, composting and planting native plants, are used as solutions to storm water problems.

Workshop is free. Pre-register for $55 to take home a 45-gallon rain barrel. Visit and click the GreenSpot Rain Barrel program or contact Franklin Soil and Water at 614.486.9613 for registration details.

Bonsai Demystified

Saturdays, August 16, 23 & 30, 10am–12:30pm
Have you admired a bonsai tree and wanted to create and keep a bonsai of your own? Learn the art and horticulture behind successful bonsai growing from Columbus Bonsai Society masters. Topics include pruning, wiring, soil, watering, potting, care and maintenance. Each student is provided with a tropical plant and bonsai container to create their own bonsai to take home. Class fee includes a one-year membership in the Columbus Bonsai Society.
$60 members; $65 non-members (three-week series)