Reynoldsburg is "going green" for spring, with plant sales and opportunities for residents to don garden gloves and beautify the city or plant vegetables in a community garden.
Both the Four Seasons Garden Club and the Marabar Heights Garden Club have planned public plant sales.
The Four Seasons sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Livingston House, 1792 Graham Road.
The Marabar Heights plant sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 S. Waggoner Road. Club president Ginny Bennett said the plant sale will include baked goods and a flower show.
"The public is invited and we will have loads of plants for sale," she said.
Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department Director Joe Brown said Plant Reynoldsburg from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, is a chance for residents to help beautify the community by planting flowers in the many beds located throughout the city.
The event will start at the Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.
"It's so neat to see so many people show up to help us plant flowers," Brown said. "We've had 4-year-olds to 80-year-olds helping us plant hundreds of plants."
The plants are provided by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Brown said volunteers may sign up as individuals or as a group or just show up the morning of the event. Volunteers should bring gloves and a trowel if possible, although some will be available.
Coffee, juice and doughnuts will be served to helpers throughout the morning.
Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 614-322-6806 for more information.
Spaces in Reynoldsburg's community garden at 6305 Livingston Ave. were filled in early spring but plots are still available at the garden in Civic Park, 6800 Daugherty Avenue.
The plots measure 10 feet by 20 feet; the cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents. Gardeners must bring their own tools, including their own hoses, to hook up to a water source in the garden. Hoses should be taken away when the gardener leaves and they are not permitted to run through other plots.
The city will till plots for any new gardener.
Interested gardeners should go online to obtain a garden packet, at ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us and call 614-322-6806 for any questions.