Broward County Parks has a long history of both educating people on the importance of native plants in their home landscapes, and making the right kinds of plants available for purchase. This month there are two Native Plant Sales, one at Secret Woods Nature Center on Saturday, April 5, and another at Fern Forest Nature Center on Saturday, April 26. Both are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors will be on site, and there will be gardening information available and other activities going on. Admission is free.
You can also learn another way to grow plants at the SecretWoods Nature Center's ongoing series of Propagation Classes, which continues from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, with "Tissue Culture.” Participants will learn to germinate seeds and reproduce plant tissue under simple sterile conditions that are easily reproduced at home by any garden enthusiast. Secret Woods also hosts a meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.
For more information, call Fern Forest (accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42) at 954-357-5198 or Secret Woods (Route #6) at 954-357-8884.