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April 2, 2014

Avon Outdoor Learning Centerholding annual spring plant sale

The Avon Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) will host its 12th annual Native and Garden Plant Sale & Spring EventH from 4 to 7 p.m. May 16 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17.

A concert featuring local musicians will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. More information on artists and tickets will ne announced closer to the date of the event.

Food and snacks will be available both days.

On May 17, 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 child-friendly activities and there will be cooking demonstrations and guided walks.

The OLC is a seven-acre outdoor classroom that benefits Avon schools and local communities. It is behind Maple Elementary School at 7237 E. U.S. 36, Avon. Last year the OLC served more than 9,100 participants with its programs.

For the plant sale, prices are $3 per plant; for every 10th plant someone buys, they’ll get one free.

More than 25 species of native Indiana wildflowers and grasses will be offered for sale. Some of those include Prairie Dock, Purple Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower, Bergamont, Butterfly Milkweed, Cardinal Flower and Royal Catchfly.

There will also be vegetable and herb seedlings grown by the students available. Seeds collected by Avon students will also be available for sale.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit programming at the OLC.

For more information, contact Jennifer Davies at by calling 544-6400 ext. 6482 or by e-mailing to olc@avon-schools.org.

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