Conservation

Native Plant Propagation Program

One of the Center for Conservation’s newest projects, the Native Plant Propagation Program, is well underway at the Nature Center. The goal of this initiative is to develop a resource for acquiring native plants, shrubs, and trees for habitat restoration projects on Nature Center lands, in addition to distributing and selling these native plants to the general public.

By using both a greenhouse at Rowe Woods and a nursery at Long Branch Farm & Trails, the Center for Conservation has the tools and resources readily available to grow these native plants. Through upcoming programs and plant sales at the Nature Center, the plants and seeds will be available for purchase and provide homeowners, schools, businesses, churches, and garden clubs with a way to increase native plant diversity in the Greater Cincinnati community.

Products of this initiative will be native perennial forbs, woody shrubs, and trees.  Specific plants will include milkweed, purple coneflower, spicebush, pawpaw trees, and many others.

Our fall Native Plant Sale begins September 20 and runs through October 20. It will include selections from the Native Plant Propagation Program. Be sure to stop by the Rowe Visitor Center and check out what we have in stock!