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Course Offers Tips on using Native plants, Eco-friendly Gardening Practices

1/27/2010 —

Penn State York invites those with an interest in gardening to bring nature to their backyard through a new course, Bring Nature to Your Yard: Learn the Basics of Gardening with Natives, being offered beginning Feb. 2 at the campus. The eight-week course, Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m., will show participants how using native plants in their yard will not only help the environment but save both time and money.

Judy Bono, course instructor and owner of The Gardener of the Owl Valley in York, will help participants identify native plants of York County and learn more about their benefits. Bono takes an eco-friendly approach to gardening with a keen eye on keeping the environment safe. She specializes in native plants, trees, and shrubs and will share her expertise with participants. In addition, Bono will discuss a variety of topics from understanding your site and plants to making a plan and designing for wildlife.

Cost of this course is $50. Participants can register by calling Penn State York Continuing Education at (717) 771-4032 or visiting the Web site at http://www.ce.yk.psu.edu/personal.html.

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