103. Citizens for Conservation Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale Moves to Larger Location

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Citizens for Conservation’s annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale has outgrown CFC headquarters and is moving to new location. This year’s 19th annual sale is moving across Hwy 22 to the barns of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

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Photo by Diane Bodkin

The sale will take place on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday May 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A huge selection of robust, hardy native plants will be available for purchase and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

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Native plants provide many advantages for gardeners and the environment.

They do not require fertilizers or pesticides which saves gardeners both time and money.

In addition, their deep, fibrous root systems firmly anchor soil to help conserve water and prevent erosion. Native plants do not require watering once established, but instead provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Choose from native perennials, grasses, sedges, ferns, butterfly and rain gardens, native wildflowers, plants for woodlands, prairies and wetlands.

The sale will be held at the barns of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, across Hwy 22 from CFC Headquarters at 459 W. Hwy 22. If you have questions, call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283).

Citizens for Conservation’s mission is “Saving Living Space for Living Things” through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources, and education. For more information about the work they do, visit their website at CitizensforConservation.org.

Photo by Diane Bodkin
Photo by Diane Bodkin

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