We are glad to offer you some helpful resources. If you have additional recommendations, please send them to us by email at [email protected]
Selected Informative Web Resources
Local Sources for Native Plants
Five Springs Farm Nursery in Athens, Ohio is a nursery which offers a wide range of plants, specializing in natives, pawpaws, magnolias, buckeyes, sedums, bamboo, grasses, and ferns.
Natives in Harmony, a nursery in Marengo, Ohio. Owned by Gale Martin and Dan Grau with whom we partner for our spring plant sale. We also took a field trip there during the summer of 2014. Natives in Harmony will be open Sundays and Mondays from 12pm – 6pm, April 19th – September 28th, 2020.
Goldberger, Miriam. Taming Wildflowers.
Lauv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. Algonquin Books.
Mader, Eric, Shepherd, Matthew, Vaughn, Mace, Black, Scott & LeBuhn, Gretchen. Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America?s Bees and Butterflies. Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts.
Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Little, Brown & Company.
Phillips, Harry R. Growing and Propagating Wildflowers. (out of print)
Rainer, Thomas & West, Claudia. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
Stein, Sarah B. Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of our own Backyards, Houghton Mifflin Company
Planting Noah’s Garden, Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology, Houghton Mifflin Company
Strong, Valerie. All My Phlox, Kent University Press
Tallamy, Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens. Timber Press
The Xerces Society and The Smithsonian Institution. Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in your Garden, Sierra Club Books
The Xerces Society Attracting Native Pollinators:Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, Storey Publishing.
Most of these grant opportunities focus on the education of children which is important for our future.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife : grant and funding opportunities
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has grants that can be found at this link.
Project Learning Tree- Greenworks Environmental Education Grant: school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a stream side restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students