• Summit Metro Parks Native Plant Seed Collection, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. Join a naturalist and biologist to learn the benefits of planting native plants. Bring your own bag for seed collecting. www.summitmetroparks.org.

• Quail Hollow Herb Society, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Lake Township. Tom Dayton, owner of Dayton Nursery, will discuss fabulous plants to add fall color and give tips for putting your garden to bed. Call Mary Lovin at 330-325-3028.

• Hinckley Arts & Crafts, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Grace Church Hall, 1088 Ridge Road, Hinckley. Make table arrangements for the Fall Show. 330-278-3633.

• American Sewing Guild Fairlawn Group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Resnik CLC, 65 N. Meadowcroft Drive, Akron. Christmas in a Shoebox ideas. Connie Bair at 330-620-2290 or email cb47@att.net.

• Summit County Master Gardeners, 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Lakefront Center, 2491 Canfield Road, Akron. Amanda Rome presents Composting for the Home Gardener. www.summitmastergardeners.org.

• Ohio State University Extension Botanica, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Perry Township. Gardening Symposium with speakers, demonstrations and vendors. $25. www.go.osu.edu/Botanica2017.

• Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7-8 at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Cider press demonstrations, apple butter churning, meeting with Johnny Appleseed, pumpkin painting, and more. $10 adults, $5 for ages 3-12. 330-666-3711 or www.halefarm.org.

• Warm Up Akron meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 10, Mogadore branch library, 144 S. Cleveland Ave. Members knit and crochet rectangles that are used to make afghans for needy people in the Akron area. http://warmupakron.webs.com.

• Emerald Necklace Garden Club, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 12, Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9201 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Gayle Chyrn, a stamping enthusiast and creator of greeting cards, will lead a workshop in which participants will make two cards. Materials fee $2. Call Lisa at 440-838-0558 or email lcpayne228@gmail.com.

• Twinsburg Garden Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10285 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Kristen Beeson will present 2017 Gardens of the Week; one will be honored as Garden of the Year. Call Sue Davis at 330-697-7818 or email davis4233@roadrunner.com or go to www.twinsburg-garden-club.com.

Send information on home and garden events to lsherwin@thebeaconjournal.com.