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May 16th, 2020

Oak Openings Native Plant Sale

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

The Oak Openings Blue Week Native Plant Sale will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 16th. It’s an online-only sale with plant pickups happening on June 6 and 7 at Blue Creek Native Seed Nursery in Whitehouse. Details are…

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August 2nd, 2018

THE OAK OPENINGS IN MY BACKYARD: FROM DEVASTATION TO RESTORATION

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

In 2001, Angie Boudouris moved to her dream space in the country. Her 5.5-acre horse farm was bordered on two sides by Oak Openings Metropark. There was a large barn and 3-3.5 acres of pasture for her horses. Large oaks…

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May 3rd, 2018

Eric Peterson: Native Gardening Rooted in Seed

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

by Susan Cross It took some vision to see a native prairie when Eric Peterson first purchased his home in 2011 in rural Berkey, Ohio. There was an old farm house surrounded by agricultural property, five huge maple and three…

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April 4th, 2018

Homegrown Conservation: Brittani Furlong hosts Frogtastic Night at Blue Week

Posted by: Ashlee Decker

By Ashlee Decker and Sara DeMaria, Green Ribbon Initiative People choose to live in certain places for all sorts of reasons, but for University of Toledo (UT) graduate, Brittani Furlong, it was the beauty of the fringed gentian that captured…

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