Native plant workshop and plant sale scheduled for Aug. 12

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership will host a native plant workshop and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the group’s learning center at 221 S. Main St. in Cave Springs.

The sale begins at 11 a.m. and is open to the public and workshop participants. The sale will feature a collection of native plants that have been propagated from seed and grown in Illinois River Watershed Partnership greenhouses.

Varieties include Golden Aster, Tickseed Coreopsis, Penstemon, Royal Catchfly, Prairie Blazing Star, Swamp Milkweed, Arkansas Bluestar, Frost Flower, Rudbeckia, Fragrant Sumac, Witchhazel, Paw Paw, Purple Passion Flower, Little Bluestem.

Held in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists, the event includes speakers Patti Erwin, urban forestry coordinator for the Arkansas Forestry Commission; Neal Mays, a horticulturist with the Benton County Cooperative Extension Service; and Cody George, a horticulturalist at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Cost of the workshop is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Registration is required, and can be completed by visiting For more information, call 479-256-9278.