Native Plant Sale 2017 - Plants for the Birds | Members only days: Thu May 4 – Fri May 5 | Open to public days: Fri May 6 – Sun May 7
| Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE

Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

When

Members only** days:
May 4 – 5, 2017
Thursday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
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Open to public days:
May 6 – 7, 2017
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm




Where

Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve***
Greenville, DE
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Please note that dogs are not permitted on this property

Payments accepted

Major credit cards
Checks
Cash
(admission is free)

Catalog

Check back in April 2017

In the meantime, you may
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**Members only days are open only to Members. Become a Member »
***During the Native Plant Sale, the nearby farm complex will not be open except on Saturday when you are welcome to join the fun at our Farm Fun Saturday. Want to visit the farm animals and explore our trails? Check out our Seasonal Programs, Farm Fun Days and our Harvest Moon Festival.

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for set up and sale days. Prior experience with native plants not required.
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Learn more about native plants

Search Gardening and Botany programs below.

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See just how many species of plants can be found on the property with botanist Janet Ebert. Learn about winter forms of plants and how to identify various wildflowers, shrubs, vines and trees at this time of year. Led by Janet Ebert

Sunday, Mar 4, 1 - 4 pm
Members: $15, Others: $20
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
03/04/2017 - 03/04/2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
botany
W17016AS
Join us to discover the bounty of the wild woods and fields. Learn how to identify edible wild plants and to harvest them while exploring the grounds at Ashland Nature Center. Bring our finds to our kitchen to make a tasty treat. Led by Heather Siple

Thursday, March 9, 10 am - 12 pm
Members: $15, Others: $20
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
03/09/2017 - 03/09/2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
botany
W17007AS

Wednesday, March 22, 7 - 8:30
Learn the basics of providing habitat for birds, butterflies and other critters. Indoor presentation. This program is also part of the Habitat Steward Training Series.

Members: $10, Others: $15
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
03/22/2017 - 03/22/2017
7:00PM - 8:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Gardening/Farming
W17011AS
8 Session Series: Learn to create wildlife habitat in residential gardens. Six evenings and two Saturdays includng garden visits. Some homework.

Dates: March through September.
Members: $65, Others: $85
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707

View the Class Schedule
03/22/2017 - 09/13/2017
6:00PM - 8:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
W17010AS
A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead. A smart, inspiring cookbook showing how to plan, shop, and cook for dinners (and lunches and desserts) all through the week. The secret? Cooking ahead. Led by Michele Wales

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 - 9 pm
Members: $60, Others: $70
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
03/23/2017 - 03/23/2017
6:30PM - 9:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult
Gardening/Farming
W17103CF
Whether you are just beginning your interest in nature, or wish to gain greater depth of understanding of local ecosystems, take advantage of this spring through fall course! Learn about the ecology of the Piedmont region and the flora and fauna that reside here during eight lectures and field trips led by experts. Each participant will complete a field and classroom notebook to become certified. School teachers can receive 60 hours of in-service credit.

Dates: March through September.
Members: $200, Others: $250
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (unless otherwise noted).

View the Class Schedule
03/23/2017 - 09/23/2017
12:00AM - 12:00AM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
W17009AS
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9 am - 2:30 pm

Join nationally recognized C. Colston Burrell and Doug Tallamy for a morning of inspiration followed by an afternoon of exploring nearby gardens. Copies of their most recent books will be available for purchase and signing. A Native Plant garden package will be given away during the seminar.Co-sponsored by Delaware Nature Society and Mt. Cuba Center

Schedule:
9:15 - 10:45 am: Beauty, Integrity and Resilience: Can A Garden Have Everything?
11:00 am - Noon: Super Plants in our Landscapes
Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch, Book Signing, Drop In Bird Banding
1:00 - 2:30 pm: Private Garden Tour
1:00 - 1:45 pm: Spring Container Garden Workshop
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Mt Cuba Center Stroll

Seminar Fee: Members: $50 Others: $65
Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Botany
W17001AS

Saturday, April 15, 9am - 11:30am
Learn how to analyze your yard to choose the right plants. We will spend some time outdoors. This is also part of the Habitat Steward Training Series

Members: $10, Others: $15
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017
9:00AM - 11:30AM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Gardening/Farming
W17013AS
We will take you to a magical place for wildflowers known for diversity of native species and natural beauty. Learn identification techniques and the natural history of some of our most outstanding species at a time of year that the wooded hillsides are bursting with bloom. Van transportation provided. Led by Janet Ebert

Thursday, April 20, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Members: $20, Others: $30
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
04/20/2017 - 04/20/2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Botany
W17014AS
Join us to discover the bounty of the wild woods and fields. Learn how to identify edible wild plants and to harvest them safely on a walk through the grounds at Ashland Nature Center, then bring some back to the kitchen to make a tasty treat. All participants will receive a copy of the recipe for the dish of the day. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin our hike. Led by Heather Siple

Thursday, April 27, 10 am - 12 pm
Members: $15, Others: $20
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
botany
W17015AS
Wenesday, May 3, 9 am - 3 pm

Tour New Castle County to see, appreciate, and measure the biggest trees of their kind in Delaware. Visit historic properties and other private sites to see these trees and hear about some local history. Bring a lunch. Van transportation provided. Led by Joe Sebastiani, and Emily Carnwath, Auburn Heights State Park Program Coordinator

Members: $25, Others: $35
Meets at: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707
05/03/2017 - 05/03/2017
9:00AM - 3:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Hiking, Botany
U17001AS

Wednesday, May 24, 6 - 8pm
Gardening tips for keeping you, your neighbors, and the critters happy and healthy. Indoor presentation. This program is also part of the Habitat Steward Training Series.

Members: $10, Others: $15
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
05/24/2017 - 05/24/2017
6:00PM - 8:00PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Gardening/Farming
W17012AS
Saturday, June 24, 10 am - 12 noon

Join National Wildlife Federation Habitat Stewards for yard landscaping tips. Use attractive native plants that support habitat and reduce waterway pollution.

Meets at East Coast Garden Center, 30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, DE

Register at www.eastcoastgardencenter.com/classes-events.html For info, call Abbott's (302) 422-0847
06/24/2017 - 06/24/2017
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Adult 18+
Animals, Botany, Free, Gardening/Farming, Water
V17300AM
Are you interested in creating a beautiful native plant habitat that invites wildlife and improves water quality? Share your enthusiasm to encourage friends and neighbors to create wildlife habitat for butterflies, pollinators and birds! Join our growing community of Habitat Stewards for this interactive 3-day training which will focus on establishing wildlife habitats in the residential garden and community. Topics include site analysis, native plant selection and sustainable gardening practice. Students each receive a Habitat Steward resource notebook. For more information contact Alice Mohrman at: alice@delnature.org.

Wednesdays, Aug 9, 16, 23, 10 am - 4 pm
Members: $65, Others: $85
Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 (302) 422 - 0847
08/09/2017 - 08/23/2017
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Adult
Conservation, botany
F17301AM