People in Hutto Saturday gathered to celebrate National Planting Day. The day is celebrated nationally by the Keep America Beautiful organization to kick off the fall planting season.

The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation organized the event locally at the Hutto Public Library at their reading garden.

The foundation’s mission Saturday was to educate the community on pollination and growing plants that are native to Central Texas -- such as the black-eyed Susan or the daisy.

“Keep America Beautiful started this initiative as a way to not only encourage people to plant native,” said Keep Hutto Beautiful Chair Jessica Romigh. “But also to plant natives that encourage pollinators -- butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, to their gardens."

The Keep America Beautiful organization encourages people to create sustainable community gardens and to volunteer.

For more information on National Planting Day CLICK HERE.

For more information on the Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation CLICK HERE.