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2016 Summer Walks & Talks Schedule
4th Jul


2016 Summer Walks & Talks Schedule

All tours begin at 6:30 pm with a 30-minute walk, followed at 7:00 pm by a 60-minute talk (45-minute presentation followed by questions) in the Caretaker’s Residence. The two tree tours will be all walking tours beginning at 6:30 pm. Guests are asked to meet at the northwest entrance of the Caretaker’s Residence, in the center of Goodale Park. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

July 13 Summer Tree Tour
Speaker: Rick Frantz
Friends of Goodale Park Trustee

What’s the deal with Goodale’s trees? Why do we post about them so much? It’s because we have a great collection of  that we’re really proud of! Want to learn more? Join board member and arborist Rick Frantz as he shares interesting facts about some of the park’s trees. Historical notes, medicinal uses and peculiarities will be noted so there’s something for everyone. The only thing you’ll need to know prior is that you have an appreciation for trees!

July 20 Perennials Packing a Powerful Punch
Speaker: Dr. Mark Miller
Outreach & Education Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory

Gardeners that know use perennials in their landscapes. Long life, terrific seasonal interest, beauty and low-maintenance are just some of the benefits of adding herbaceous perennials to gardens. Hear details about tried-and- true favorites while discovering a few new plants to add to your palate.

July 27 Powder Room
Speaker: Brooke Sackenheim
Ohio Herb Education Center

All natural body care products are very popular. Creating your own products can be fun and easy to do as well as economical. Using basic kitchen ingredients, learn how to craft your own powder room essentials such as shaving cream, deodorant, and toothpaste. Take home samples and recipes to create at home.

Aug 10 Hisotry & Nature at Green Lawn Cemetery
Speaker: Randy Rogers
Green Lawn Cemetery Board

Established in 1848, Green Lawn Cemetery is central Ohio’s largest and most prestigious historical cemetery. Found in its story is not only the history of Columbus but also the natural history of Ohio, as the cemetery preserves a remnant of native mixed oak forest and natural topography. An arboretum and part of an Audubon Important Bird Area, Green Lawn is truly a “very special park”, and our presentation will explore this Columbus gem and inspire future visits! PS You’ll also hear about its ties to Goodale Park and Victorian Village…

Oct 19 Fall Tree Tour
Speaker: Rick Frantz
Friends of Goodale Park Trustee

There’s no better time for trees than the fall! (OK, maybe when the magnolias are in bloom, that’s better, but autumn is a solid second!) Board member and arborist Rick Frantz is back with a brand-new tree tour filled with fall and folklore. Join us for a wonderful walk in Goodale Park.

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