Martin talks about Native Plants
Gale E. Martin, owner of Natives in Harmony Nursery, will address the Big Walnut Area Historical Society at 7:30 Tuesday, May 8, in the Myers Inn Museum Meeting Room. Her Nursery is dedicated to preserving Ohio’s native plants.
This program, like all the monthly programs in the Myers Inn Meeting Room are open to the public at no charge.
“We do this through promoting the conservation and restoration of native Ohio landscapes and habitats,” notes Gale.
Martin believes that the preservation of local-genotypes is of the utmost importance. She works hard 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. One of the main focuses of the nursery is to also encourage others to support local wildlife populations, especially native pollinators. 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. “We educate others on how to propagate these plants and also make Ohio native plants and wildflowers available to the public,” says Martin. A large part of the nursery’s mission is to research and acquire knowledge about Ohio’s flora and Ohio’s natural history and pass the information on to the public through tours and programming.
Gale is a trustee of the Ohio Prairie Association and the Appalachia Ohio Alliance Board of Trustees, and currently the director of the Wyandot Popcorn Museum. For 13 years she was the Executive Director of the Marion County Historical Society having retired from that position in July of 2017. Before accepting the position with MCHS, Gale was the education specialist for the Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation District and a part-time naturalist at the Mount Gilead State Park.
Mother-Daughter Tea event coming to Sunbury
Celebrate Mother’s Day in high style by attending the Mother-Daughter Tea on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Myers Inn Museum, 45 S. Columbus St., Sunbury.
Buttons & Bows is the theme this year, showcasing Civil War-era clothing. Enjoy savories, scones, and desserts while sipping a cup of tea in the Tavern Room. Perfect for mothers and daughters of all ages.
Reservations are necessary and can be secured by calling Sue at 614-403-4565 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myers Inn Museum faces the southwest corner of Sunbury Square. It is open to the public from noon-3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. To learn more about the museum, visit our website at http://BigWalnutHistory.org. Friday (May 4) is the last day to get tickets for the Mother – Daughter Tea to be held Saturday, May 12, just in time for Mother’s Day, call Sue 614-403-4565. Tea is by reservation only.
Information for this story was provided by Polly Horn.