We finally have a few warm days in Cincinnati, which means it’s time to start thinking about your garden.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Klosterman Baking Company are teaming up for the fourth straight year to hold a native plant sale at Bowyer Farm.
The sale is organized in partnership with the Save Our Bees campaign, as the native plants promote and protect pollinators which then create delicious local honey that Klosterman uses to create its breads.
Klosterman says they’ve partnered with the zoo on this campaign to raise awareness of the global decline in bees that are needed to make all kinds of crops grow. According to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Thane Maynard, bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the world’s total crops).
Garden-minded Cincinnatians can head to the 529-acre Bowyer Farm and Warren County Wetland (donated to the zoo in 1995) and pick out beautiful bee-friendly plants.
There will be nine plant sales throughout 2022, here is the full schedule: April 23, May 14, May 28, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, September 24 and October 8.
Shoppers will be able to find a “wide selection of reasonably priced, well-cultivated, hard-to-find, and ecologically significant native plants,” according to the Cincinnati Zoo’s website.
Bowyer Farm is located at Bowyer Farm 2210 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason. Find more information at cincinnatizoo.org.
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