March 17, 2015 Chapter Meeting

Pollinator Revival: Impact of Harmful Pesticides, Managing our Landscapes to Provide Healthy Habitat for Pollinators 

Bombus sp on Fireweed (Chamerion 
angustifolium) near Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo: Julia Vanatta

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

(socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm)
Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, MN

Marilyn Jones & Julia Vanatta
Pesticides have become the quick fix to address various farming and gardening problems. Pollinator Revival co-founders, Marilyn Jones and Julia Vanatta, will share a bit of the history of pesticides along with safer options for pest control. They will also illustrate how we, as gardeners and landscape professionals, can help populations of pollinators and other beneficial insects recover by making simple changes to how we maintain our landscapes.

January 20, 2015 Meeting

Second Annual Native Plant Winter Sowing and Seed Exchange

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 
7 pm - 8:45 pm
(socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm)
Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, MN

Join us for the second annual native plant seed exchange and winter seed sowing project.

If you have harvested seed from your garden bring some to share (make sure it's marked with common and Latin name). If you have been saving containers (clean empty large size yogurt container with lid, etc.) bring as many as you want, we will also have containers for anyone who needs them. You can take home your planting and later in the year you will have seedlings to transplant into your garden.

Wild Ones member, Carmen Simonet will walk us through the steps of harvesting and sowing native seeds.