Avon Community School Corporation’s classroom without walls sells native Indiana plants to fund innovative, interactive learning opportunities for students

Avon, Ind. – The Avon Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) is hosting its 20th annual Native Plant Sale from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, May 3, and from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 4. The sale will be held in and around the historic log cabin which sits on the north side of the seven-acre outdoor learning area. All proceeds from the sale will help the OLC continue providing engaging, impactful outdoor learning opportunities for Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) students. The event is open to the community.

Shoppers will get to choose from a large selection of native Indiana plants — from grasses and ferns to flowers and trees. The sale will also feature the Indiana Native Plant Society’s 2024 Plant of the Year, the Rattlesnake Master.

“The mission of the OLC is to encourage ACSC’s students to learn and explore in an outdoor setting,” says Coordinator Jeremy Maxwell. “Experiences at the OLC enrich the classroom learning of the nearly 10,000 students that take part in our programs each school year. The native plant sale is our largest fundraising event of the year.”

The OLC is located on the south side of Maple Elementary at 7237 East US Highway 36 in Avon. From US 36 or Avon Avenue, follow the directional signs to the OLC and park in the lot behind Maple.

Learn more about the OLC and this 20th annual Native Plant Sale by visiting avon-schools.org/olc.

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