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What's Great in Dayton: May 21 - 27, 2021

Kick Off for the Giving Garden Challenge is happening at Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice in Yellow Springs.

Charlie Campbell's picks for what to do and see this week in the Miami Valley

Preservation Dayton has self-guided walking tours of the 10 historically-zoned district areas located in Dayton. These walking tours highlight a few of the architectural and historical features of each area. They ask that you walk carefully as streets and sidewalks can be uneven and it’s important to observe the terrain while you appreciate the historical and architectural features of the area.

On Saturday you can Kick Off for the Giving Garden Challenge. This includes workshops on raised bed gardening, composting organic, urban gardening, and more! It’s at the Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, 131 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, right here in Yellow Springs from 10am to 2:30pm.

The Garden Club of Dayton proudly presenting the 2021 Garden Gems Tour. Your senses will delight in the various styles and landscape designs of the 7 gardens on this year’s tour. The variety of spaces will fascinate and remind you of nature’s true beauty in the various styles and landscape designs of these gardens which are in Oakwood and Kettering. This is on June 12th but I’d encourage you to get your tickets now.

The Ohio Literary Trail shows literary treasures we never knew existed in our own backyard. More than 70 sites pay tribute to the authors, poets, illustrators, libraries, and creative influencers of the written word who have called Ohio home.

May is National Bike Month and MetroParks is providing this month virtually of information about biking in the Miami Valley. There is a Virtual Bike Month Facebook Group and you can see weekly updates and learn about fun contests and activities.

Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell