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Hutto, TX, August 21, 2017– Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation celebrates National Planting Day on Saturday, September 9th with a Free Gardening-Focused Event at the Hutto Public Library Reading Garden.

Each year Keep America Beautiful calls attention to the importance of native plants that attract pollinators through the celebration of National Planting Day. Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will be hosting several speakers, youth activities, as well as an opportunity to purchase plants on September 9th from 10am – 1pm as part of that this nationwide initiative. Held at the Hutto Public Library Reading Garden located at 205 West Street in Hutto, TX, the event will be an opportunity for the community to learn from knowledgeable experts on creating pollinator-friendly landscapes in their own yards.

Speakers will include Sue Wiseman and Gary Bowers from the Native Plant Society of Texas and Della Owens from the Williamson County Master Gardeners. They will be sharing best practices for the fall planting season with a focus on Native Texas Plants and attracting pollinators. Patsy Bredahl and the Junior Master Gardeners will be hosting a youth area for making seed bombs and other kid-friendly activities. Wright's Nursery will be onsite selling Native Texas Plants and the Hutto Public Library will have a special display of gardening books to check out. Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will close out the event by planting more native plants in the Reading Garden.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day, a fall initiative of the Great American Cleanup, is a national call to action designed to mobilize Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species. Green spaces restore our communities, helping to make them more environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound.

Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation’s mission is to inspire the community to be environmentally engaged by providing education, resources, green initiatives and beautification opportunities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is one of 398 Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in the State. 

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