Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Coming soon: Buy your own complete Monarch butterfly garden!

The Enright Ridge Ecovillage Farm Project will be selling complete Monarch butterfly gardens, including a variety of asclepias, (milkweeds, essential for young monarch catterpillars’  development), as well as a variety of nectar plants selected for their appeal to butterflies as well as beauty throughout the season.

Milkweed species include the following Ohio natives:

Asclepias hirtella Tall green or prairie milkweed
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed
Asclepias sullivantii Sullivan’s milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Common milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa butterfly plant
Ascepias verticillata Whorled milkweed
Asclepias viridiflora Short green milkweed
Ascelpias viridis Spider milkweed

For further information contact Nancy Sullivan at badgmur@gmail.com


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Help bring more Monarch butterflies to Cincinnati

Love Butterflies?

Help create new pollinator habitat in Cincinnati!

Volunteer with the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage to bring Monarch Waystations throughout Cincinnati for this remarkable and iconic butterfly!

Monarch butterfly

A Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterflies, known for their spectacular color and remarkable migration to the mountains of Mexico, are declining because of habitat loss.

Working together, homeowners, schools and parks can turn this around by providing essential habitat for breeding as well as refueling.

Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants and the adults need milkweed to lay their eggs. Nectar plants, vital for a wide variety of pollinators including butterflies, are not always dependably available across spring and summer months.

This spring the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage Farm Project in Price Hill will be growing out a wide variety of native milkweeds and nectar plants so that homeowners can buy a ready-to-plant “Monarch Waystation”.

With a single flat you’d get all the plants needed to nourish and nurture monarchs!

Are you the enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer who can help develop this project? We need help ranging from starting seedlings to working on a marketing and PR campaign. Make a contribution that will ripple across landscape and species while gaining new skills under professional supervision.

Hours flexible, opportunities boundless! Our first day in greenhouse will be March 21, 9:30 AM

Contact Nancy Sullivan at badgmur@gmail.com or 859 240-6140