Garden spot programs encourage learning new tricks with a trowel

Learn from the elbow grease of other gardeners at garden spot programs at Miller Nature Preserve, a Lorain County Metro Park at 2739 Center Road in Avon. Topics of the short programs 10:30-11 a.m. include: * Bog plants, July 31 * Butterfly host plants, Aug. 5 * Annuals/perennials, Aug. 14 * Garden pests, Aug. 19 * Arid room plants, Aug. 28 A $2 conservatory admission … Continue reading Garden spot programs encourage learning new tricks with a trowel

Try cooking classes at Miller Nature Preserve

If you enjoy adding new skills during the summer then try cooking classes in the Orchid Room at Miller Nature Preserve at 2739 Center Road in Avon. Examples include: * Homemade pizza 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 23 * Zucchini 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 or 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 30 * No bake desserts 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5 or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. … Continue reading Try cooking classes at Miller Nature Preserve

Holiday in Who-ville is theme at Miller Nature Preserve

An Avon rendition of a tale of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss fills a conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve with colors and decorations worthy of the friendly feasting village. Characters such as Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch, and possibly even Max will greet guests as the storyline weaves through the conservatory with activities and fun for all. The Who-ville display runs 10 … Continue reading Holiday in Who-ville is theme at Miller Nature Preserve

Check out a lumberjack demonstration in Avon

Jack Riese and Pat Holbert carve a tree stump with a chainsaw and plenty of imagination. Riese began about 40 years ago by carving telephone poles with chisels into to totem poles inspired by an interest in Native American culture. Watch them chip away at what is until it becomes what it will be in the hands of artists. The lumberjack demonstration is 1 to … Continue reading Check out a lumberjack demonstration in Avon