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Native Plant Festival

April 30, 2022 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Root 5 Family Farms and co-host Keep Henrico Beautiful are excited to announce the first annual Native Plant Festival.  With the help of many partners and sponsors, we are excited to promote local organizations and businesses that educate and engage citizens about the importance of native plants. A special emphasis will also be placed on stormwater management and invasive species. 

Native Plant Festival Flier

April 30, 2022

Vendor Fair 9am – 1pm
*Outdoor Festival * Rain or Shine*

Keynote Speaker @ 1:30 pm:

Doug Tallamy will speak on his book “Nature’s Best Hope”:  

“Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. To create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them, we must add the native plant communities that sustain food webs, sequester carbon, maintain diverse native bee communities, and manage our watersheds. If we do this in half of the area now in lawn, we can create Homegrown National Park, a 20-million-acre network of viable habitats that will provide vital corridors connecting the few natural areas that remain. This approach to conservation empowers everyone to play a significant role in the future of the natural world. “ – Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy’s speech is sponsored by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through a grant from NOAA.

Speaker @ 11:00 am

Shereen Hughes of Wetland Watch and Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council

“Stormwater Management, Protecting the Chesapeake Bay”

Speaker @ 12:00 pm

Bill Shanabruch of Reedy Creek Environmental


The chart below is a list of the vendors/organizations that will be available from 9am – 1pm.  This list will be updated periodically. 

A Wise Gardener
Capital Region Land Conservancy
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Program and Wetlands Watch
Davis Natives
Dorey Park Farmers Market
Elise Neuscheler, Native Plant Educator
Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC
Good Seed Natives
Henrico Conservation Action Network
Henrico County Energy Manager
Henrico County Extension Office and Master Gardeners
Henrico County Public Library
Henrico Department Public Works
Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District
James River Association
Keep Henrico Beautiful
Moulton Hot Natives
Natural Resources Conservation Services
Plant RVA Natives and Plant Virginia Natives Initiative
Reedy Creek Environmental
Richmond Tree Stewards
RVA Goats
Sierra Club – Falls of the James
True Leaf Timber
Virginia Bluebird Society
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Virginia Herpetological Society
Virginia Master Naturalists, Riverine Chapter
Virginia Master Naturalist, Pocahontas Chapter
Virginia Native Plant Society, Pocahontas Chapter
Wetlands Studies and Solutions
Wildflower Guardians

Dorey Park is located at 2999 Darbytown Road. Please use this link for more information about the park:  https://henrico.us/rec/places/dorey/

The festival will take place at the back of the park near the lake. Parking spaces next to the lake are limited. Parking lot #2 is available for overflow parking. 

There will be two food trucks located near the event area. There will be water available to fill up personal water bottles.

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April 30, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dorey Park
2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico, VA 23231 United States
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(804) 652-1440
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