The Avon Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) will host its 12th annual Native and Garden Plant Sale & Spring Event on May 16 and 17. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. May 16 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17.
A music concert will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday featuring local musicians. More information of artists and tickets will be announced closer to the date. Food and snacks will be available both days.
On Saturday, Hendricks County Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice on plants and planting to suit individual landscapes. The Hendricks County Bluebird Society and local bee keepers will also be offering information and resources. Local Scout and student groups will offer kid-friendly activities and there will be cooking demonstrations and guided walks.
The OLC is a seven-acre outdoor classroom that benefits Avon schools and other area communities, located behind Maple Elementary School at 7237 E. U.S. 36, Avon, IN 46123. Last year the OLC served more than 9,100 participants with its programs.
Prices for the plant sale are $3 per plant or attendees can buy 10 and get one free. More than 25 species of native Indiana wildflowers and grasses will be offered for sale. There will also be vegetable and herb seedlings grown by the students.
Seeds collected by Avon students will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit programming at the OLC.
For more information, contact Jennifer Davies by calling 544-6400 ext. 6482 or by e-mailing to email@example.com.