By Phran Novelli
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With both Earth Day and Arbor Day this week you’ll find all kinds of gardening events going on.READ MORE: Barricade Situation Ends After Man Armed With Machete Climbs Onto I-95, Halts Traffic: Police
In Abington Township, two events start Saturday morning at 10:READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer Joseph Marion Charged After Punching Man During April Fight
A special tree tour (HighSchoolPark.org) at Collins Nursery at the historic Edgehill Castle in Glenside, where you can find plants that are native to our area – which are easier to take care of because they naturally know how to grow around here, plus they bring more birds and butterflies to your yard. You’ll learn how trees control storm water; get advice on which tree to plant where, and how to care for them.
Meanwhile, over at the Grove Park Education Center on Easton Road in Roslyn, you can help plant trees, dig a butterfly garden, get pruning tips, and even have your soil tested if you bring a sample from your garden (dig down about four or five inches and bring about a one-cup sample in a plastic bag). Questions? AbingtonTrees@gmail.comMORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Shot While Reportedly Playing With Guns In Olney Basement Dies, Suspect In Custody, Philadelphia Police Say
Then in Camden, on both afternoons this weekend, you can celebrate with kids’, planting activities and crafts at the Camden Children’s Garden Family Festival. It’s Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00.