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For more information, or to register for any of our events:
E-mail Jessica Wheatley at jwheatley@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org
or call us at (502) 458-1328

NOW YOU CAN CONVENIENTLY
REGISTER FOR EVENTS ONLINE!!

Click here to Easily Register Online for an Upcoming Event:
Online Registration Form

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NATURE'S WORKS AND QUIRKS PROGRAM

Nature's Works and Quirks (NW&Q) is a Saturday program focused on nature for families and children of all ages. They are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Educators and Naturalists from LNC choose the topic and invite our members and friends to join them in exploring the different aspects of Nature.

For planning purposes pre-registration is required..
Register by contacting Judy Gardner by email at jgardner@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org
or call us at (502) 458-1328
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RESTORE THE FOREST -- VOLUNTEER DAYS -- SPRING 2015
Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm, April 25, May 16, and June 20

Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve is a rich bottomland forest that is home to a diversity of native plants and animals. It is located on the floodplain of Beargrass Creek, in the heart of Louisville. The preserve and adjacent lands make up 90 acres including hiking trails open to the public. Although the forest contains many giant old trees, their seeds can no longer sprout due to the shade of invasive plants. The future of the forest depends on the removal of invasive bush honeysuckle, privet and others, so that plants such as native spicebush and trees can regenerate.

Join us at the Louisville Nature Center for a morning of invasive plant removal and forest restoration. We depend entirely on the efforts of volunteers like you!
Adults and youth are welcome. Children ages 7 to 14 may work with a parent.
Tools and gloves are provided.
Please bring water and dress for outdoor work.
To register for work days, you may use the online registration link at the top of this page.
For more information, call us at (502) 458-1328

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NOW ENROLLING. . . .

LNC's SPRING GARDEN SERIES -- "LET NATURE DO THE WORK"

All classes meet at the Louisville Nature Center in the evenings
from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm.

This series teaches participants environmentally sound ways to get the most from their gardening efforts:

GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES AND ORGANIC METHODS
Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm.
Learn techniques and design tricks for gardening in small spaces, including container and vertical gardening and integrating edibles into ornamental landscapes. Get tips on organic gardening methods for reducing pests, increasing yields and improving the beauty and health of all your plants. Presented by June Sandercock, a member of Jefferson County Master Gardner Association.

COMPOSTING AND VERMICULTURE
Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm.
Let nature take its course and build your most valuable garden asset, good soil! Presented by Dr. Brian Barnes who teaches sustainability classes and is a volunteer for several environmental groups in Metro Louisville.

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm.
Care of the earth and observation of natural ecosystems allow communities to reinvests natural resources back into the earth. This class introduces participants to a way of living in harmony with the earth that reaps benefits of beyond abundant bounty and beauty in their own landscapes.

COST: $20 per class
Reservations and prepayment required.

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YOGA FOR BREATH & BALANCE at LNC
Every Wednesday, through April 8, 2015, from 4:00pm to 5:15pm
COST: $6 per class; $30 for entire 6-week session
Reservations not required.
The word yoga is often associated with pretzel poses, mysterious instructors and unfamiliar movements. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yoga can be as simple as paying attention to the breath and stretching the muscles of the body. People of all ages and with all physical limitations can do it. This yoga can be performed in a chair or on the floor, depending upon individual abilities. Certified yoga instructor, Becky Thompson, offers gentle guidance as participants concentrate on breath and body movements. Not only does yoga NOT require balance, strength or flexibility, it actually IMPROVES all three. Try something new in 2015! Learn an easy method for improving mind, body and spirits.
No experience or equipment required. Wear comfortable clothing.

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STORY WALK® -- What a way to read a book!!
March 28; April 4 and 18; May 2

Listed below are the titles will be presented at each session.
Have a great time as a family, reading the many pages of a book that are spaced along a walking path. StoryWalk®. started in Montpelier, Vermont, by Ann Ferguson and has now spread to Louisville and many other cities.

The StoryWalks® at LNC are self-directed and start at 10:30, wrapping up at 3:00. It only takes a little while, and ohhh!, the joy of having read a good book while taking a nice walk.
FREE and open to everyone!

March 28: Duck and Goose Go to the Beach, by Tad Hill
April 4: Lost in The Woods, by Carl Samm II & Jaen Stoic
April 18: One Child One Planet, by Bridget McGovern Llewellyn
May 2: Frog in A Bog, by John Himmelman

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INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL DAY
AT BEARGRASS CREEK STATE NATURE PRESERVE
coordinated by Louisville Nature Center and Beargrass Creek Alliance
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00am to Noon

Join us in the fight again invasive plants! Tools and gloves provided; dress for the weather and bring water.
Children ages 7 to 14 may work with a parent.

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ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY
Presented by Jefferson County Master Gardner Association
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00am to 1:00pm
at the Louisville Nature Center
Jefferson County Master Gardener Association members will be on hand to provide information on the tree varieties and to help with selection. Other gardening related information, including raised bed gardening, will be available.

1000 trees will be given away: Bald Cypress, Black Gum, Gray Dogwood, Kentucky Coffeetree, Redbud, River Birch, Shumard Oak, Tulip Poplar, White Oak
NOTE: There is a limit of 3 trees per family.
Questions? Contact: Jeff. Co. Master Gardeners at jcmgaevents@gmail.com

Co-Sponsors: Jefferson County Master Gardener Association, Beechmont Garden Club, Beechmont Neighborhood Association and The Louisville Nature Center

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The Louisville Nature Center & Jefferson County Master Gardener Association present:
GARDENAGANZA 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Rain or Shine -- at the Louisville Nature Center

PLANT SALE -- Margaret Shea's Dropseed Nursery native plants -- Herbs from Thieneman's -- Vegetables from Wallitsch -- Perennials, shrubs, trees & more from the Jefferson County Master Gardeners -- Rain Barrels -- Raised Beds

SILENT AUCTION

Door Prizes & Raffle

Sweet 'n' Savory Food Truck

Music by Hominy and Grizz

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The Louisville Nature Center & Jefferson County Master Gardener Association present:
GARDENAGANZA 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Rain or Shine -- at the Louisville Nature Center

Currently, we are accepting applications to set up your own table/tent in a 10'x10' space at this exciting annual event.
Crafters, musicians, food distributors, presenters and businesses welcome! It is a great event to present and sell your products and services and meet a lot of friendly people!
If you are a non-profit or a business member of Louisville Nature Center, ask about in-kind in lieu of the $50 fee.
Click here to download Gardenaganza 2015 vendor application form to submit along with your $50 non-refundable reservation fee to secure your spot at this fun-filled and informative annual event.

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And, naturally, you are welcome anytime to stop by for a leisurely hike,
enjoy the bird blind, visit the gardens, relax while you read in the library,
or just unwind on the gazebo!

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