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Hansberry Garden Plant Sale Features Native Species and More

At our spring plant sale, scheduled this year for Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hansberry Garden and Nature Center offers seedlings, potted plants, and cut flowers just in time for Mothers’ Day. It features native plants, which play a key role in keeping our ecosystem healthy.

“Big Dig” Scheduled for Oct. 13

During the week of Oct. 13, a contractor will begin to execute Phase I of our ambitious Land Use Master Plan with the construction of a retaining wall on the southeastern side of the property. A narrow trench will be from the Hansberry side of the garden dug to connect the water supply to the new location.

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Amazon Smile Offers Painless Contributions to HGNC

If you buy products from Amazon.com, you can put your shopping to work for Hansberry Garden and Nature Center by using Amazon Smile. When you use Amazon Smile, the Amazon Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the price of your purchases to the charity of your choice.

Local Girl Scout Troop to Present Little Free Library to Hansberry Garden

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. WHERE: Hansberry Garden and Nature Center Environmental education in Southeast Germantown will get a boost on Oct. 1, when Hansberry Garden and Nature Center accepts the gift of a Little Free Library from a local Girl Scout troop. Troop 91224, composed of fourth- and fifth-graders hailing from the Germantown, […]

Hansberry Garden Expands Outreach with Four Public Workshops

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center is extending its public outreach program this season with a series of four workshops. The workshops, all free and open to the public, cover topics of particular interest to urban gardeners — but also to those who are interested in the safety and quality of the produce they eat.

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Why Buy Native Plants?

Native plants in your little back yard, surrounded by alleys, sidewalks, and cars, are vital fuel-supply lines to the larger natural world. Your native plants will help bolster insects that pollinate our crops, which will fuel birds, which will migrate to wild areas or farmlands, which will fuel everyone from house cats to bobcats and more.

2016 Membership Renewal Deadline Extended

The 2016 deadline for renewing membership in Hansberry Garden and Nature Center has been extended from Monday, Feb. 29 to Sunday, March 31. Members who wish to retain the beds they were assigned last year must renew by this date; on March 2, beds that have not been claimed by renewing members will revert to […]

New Locks for the Garden

The HGNC board has decided to purchase new locks for both the garden gate and the tool shed at the beginning of the 2016 growing season. Members will be assessed a $5 fee, to be paid at the time of membership renewal, to help defray the cost of new locks and keys.