Date: January 23, 2017
Contact: Carrie A. Dittman, Centerville-Washington Park District,
Subject: Gardening for Pollinators

CENTERVILLE, OH: We rely on pollinators – like bees, butterflies and beetles – for more than a third of our food supply. If you enjoy apples, blueberries, chocolate, coffee, pumpkins, vanilla or watermelon, then you have some pollinators to thank!

The Ohio State University Extension Office is teaching a gardening class at the Bill Yeck Park Smith House, 2230 E. Centerville Station Rd., on Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. Experts will share ways you can create a garden that supports pollinators at each stage in their life cycle and will provide beautiful blooms throughout the seasons.

The class is $10 for Centerville and Washington Township residents and $14 for nonresidents. Registration is required by Wednesday, February 8. You may register online at or by calling the Centerville-Washington Park District at 937-433-5155.


The Centerville-Washington Park District operates eight community parks, nine nature parks, and 33 neighborhood parks encompassing more than 1,000 acres in Centerville and Washington Township. For more information about the Centerville-Washington Park District, please call (937) 433-5155 or visit