Mill Creek MetroParks presents annual Twice-Loved Book Sale

Mill Creek MetroParks will hold its annual Twice Loved Book Sale on Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, February 23. Peruse the tables for much-loved books about gardening, cooking, and nature. Check out the selection of magazines about gardening, cooking, and other hobbies as well. The sale will be held at the D. D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Maxcine Antonucci Horticulture Library.

While shopping the Twice Loved Book Sale, be sure to check out The Seed Library, new to the Maxcine Antonucci Horticulture Library this year. Through this program, aspiring gardeners can “check out” free donated seed for planting in their garden. In the fall after the harvest, gardeners can “return” newly collected seed to restock the Seed Library for next year.

Please call 330.740.7116 for more information. The D. D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center at the Gardens is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Fellows Riverside Gardens is open daily dawn to dusk.

Mill Creek MetroParks seeks public comment for roadway resurfacing project

Mill Creek MetroParks is soliciting public comment for an upcoming roadway resurfacing project. The area to be addressed by the project is West Golf Drive in Mill Creek Park, between the Mill Creek Golf Course and Shields Road. This portion of West Golf Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic during project construction, which is anticipated to commence in late summer or early fall 2014. The project is substantially funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Public comment will be received by the MetroParks through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014. Please submit comments to: Mill Creek MetroParks, RE: West Golf Drive, PO Box 596, Canfield, OH 44406. Call 330.702.3000 with questions.

Mill Creek MetroParks presents Jewels of Winter Orchid Exhibit

Find the spirit of the tropics at Fellows Riverside Gardens with the Jewels of Winter Orchid exhibit, on display now through March 16 inside the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center. Visit the D. D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center to view these exotic beauties on display. A series of programs beginning this month will provide further learning experiences about the orchid.

Beginner Orchids – Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Becoming an orchid owner may seem daunting, but this class will ease your fears and help you get your orchid to its first birthday and beyond. Dave Miller and Jackie Land will share ways to keep your orchid growing beautifully in your home.

Fee: $12; FFRG member: $10

Orchid Walk-About – Saturday, February 8 and Tuesday, March 4 from 10 a.m. – Noon

Dave Miller from the Greater Akron Orchid Society will lead an orchid walk highlighting the main varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center. You may bring an actual orchid to the walk to be diagnosed.

Space is limited, please call to register for this free program.

Orchid Clinic – Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, March 6 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dave Miller and Jackie Land will walk you through repotting your very own orchid. Bring any problem orchids you may have and they will help you get them back on track. Plus, receive an orchid to repot in class and take home.

Fee: $20; FFRG member: $15

Please call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 for more information and to register for these orchid programs. The D. D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.