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National Planting Day at the Ohio Statehouse


September 20, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Capitol Square
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215




The Ohio Statehouse, in partnership with Keep Ohio Beautiful, the Scotts-Miracle Gro Company, Subaru and the Davey Resources Group, will celebrate National Planting Day. The celebration will include a short ceremony and planting of native species on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse and information displays. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place indoors in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.


National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment, while creating greener, more beautiful communities and landscapes. Since native species are losing ground to suburbanization, fragmented habitats, ornamental plants and invasive species, National Planting Day partners will use the Ohio Statehouse grounds to highlight native species. Native species are critical to attracting specialized pollinators and insects, which in turn provide food for birds and ultimately many more animals up the food chain.