Online Program - Tuesday, October 20th - Karl Kloos of Northern Natural Gardens

 Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 pm

We are pleased to present our fall programs online, however, we will be limited to 100 participants for each presentation. Please email Holley (holleywlod@comcast.net) for information on how to register. Thank you!



The Natural Gardening Method  

Creating gardens with minimal ecological footprint, low financial commitment, with maximum environmental benefit


Karl Kloos, Northern Natural Gardens


And if you missed last month's program, you can view Ron Bowen's presentation here: 


Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Repairing the Earth by Restoring with Native Vegetation



Missed Heather Holm's presentation for Wild Ones? Watch it here:

Bombus Among Us - Bumble Bee Basics 



As fall migration continues, take another look at Liz Stanley's May presentation:

Giving Nature a Home: 
How our yards are among the last best places for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife

Online Program - Tuesday, September 15th - Ron Bowen of Prairie Restorations

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7 pm

We are pleased to present our fall programs online, however, we will be limited to 100 participants for each presentation. Please email Holley (holleywlod@comcast.netfor information on how to register. Thank you!

Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Repairing the Earth by Restoring with Native Vegetation

Ron Bowen, Prairie Restorations

PRI Founder Ron Bowen
Back in 1977 when Ron Bowen founded Prairie Restorations, restoring land using regionally native vegetation was rare—especially in urban and suburban landscapes.  Not only were native plants and seed hard to come by, so was finding staff who were well acquainted with the individual “personalities” of native plants as well as native plant communities.  Over 40 years later, Ron has built “the longest operating full-service ecological restoration company in the United States.”  

Throughout the decades, he has helped restore thousands of acres of prairies, woodlands, shorelines, wetlands, home landscapes, and solar sites—always with an eye to providing habitat for wildlife.  Join us for a photographic journey of Ron’s projects over the years; hear his stories and learn about his experiences striving to create habitat that welcomes a diversity of insect life as well as other wildlife.









Wild Ones Presents Nature's Best Hope by Dr. Doug Tallamy

While our spring and summer might not have been as filled with in-person Wild Ones chapter activities as we normally like, the current challenges present certain other opportunities to engage with each other near and far.  I am pleased to announce that Doug Tallamy's recent national program was recorded and can now be viewed here:

Wild Ones Presents Nature's Best Hope by Dr. Doug Tallamy



Please feel free to share this link with friends, family, colleagues, and anyone who would enjoy the great photos and wants to learn more about why we do what we do.  We hope this will encourage us all to plant even more native plants in our landscapes — if not for us, then for the birds!

Check back for upcoming program information, and thank you for your continued support of both our chapter and national organization.
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WILD ONES IN THE NEWS!
The expansive native gardens of Marilynn Torkelson, President of our neighboring Wild Ones Prairie Edge Chapter, was recently featured in an article: Improving the environment one rain garden at a time: An Eden Prairie couple turned their turf lawn into a native plant haven.