August Tour & September Program

August 1st, 2021

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tour of Andy Scott's Native Garden

Owner of ReWild Native Gardens, LLC

8418 DuPont Ave

Bloomington MN 55420


Andy and his husband moved to their home in east Bloomington 10 years ago and immediately began a methodical (ok - perhaps “slow”) process of converting the lawn and beds to native plantings. The goal has been to to create usable living and entertaining spaces that are beautiful but also support a myriad of insect and bird life. While there’s still room to grow, they now have diverse plantings that take advantage of various microclimates within the yard including a roadside prairie, dry shade woodland garden, and a small corner of the back yard dedicated to firefly habitat.



And please join us for our next program...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Social 6:30 pm | Program 7:00 pm

Creating Pockets of Habitat with Native Plants

Presenter: Angie Hong

Learn how to create and nurture habitat on your land to support wildlife and protect local water resources. During this presentation, Angie Hong will discuss:

  • Which trees and shrubs are best for birds
  • How to enhance existing gardens to provide nectar for pollinators
  • “Cues for Care” to give your native gardens better curb appeal; and
  • Resources to help you get started

Angie Hong is the coordinator for Minnesota’s East Metro Water Resource Education Program, a local government partnership with 25 city, county and watershed organization partners. In her free time, she enjoys singing, competing in triathlons, and exploring the prairies, woods and waterways of the St. Croix Valley. She holds a M.S. degree in Natural Resources Science and Management with an emphasis on Environmental Education (UM Twin Cities, 2004) and a B.S. in Zoology (UW Madison, 2000). Read her tips and tales about keeping water clean at www.eastmetrowater.org.

Please check back for details, but for our fall programs we are hoping to return to

Wood Lake Nature Center 

6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423

July Native Garden Tour

Please join us at Wild Ones Twin Cities member Leslie Pilgrim's yard for a Native Plant Home Garden Tour + Environmental Stewardship Expo!




Bare Root Clinics & Nokomis Naturescape Native Plant Gardening Learn-Along

 Bare Root Clinic and Workshop | Through June 11th


We invite you to register and attend one of our upcoming Bare Root Study and Demonstration Clinics. All events will be at the home of instructor unless otherwise noted.*

Participants are asked to bring one to three plants from your garden to practice on*. Remove only excess soil, transport plants in a large container, such as a 5 gallon pail or storage tub. We'll finish removing the soil from roots as part of the workshop. Any plants you bring must be completely contained when you arrive so as not to spill any soil. If you think you may have live worms, use a container with a tight lid.

You will receive additional instructions and address via email from juliakay@winternet.com.  Each clinic is limited to 5 persons, protocols for masks and social distancing will be adhered to. Date will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if fewer than 3 persons have registered. A text or voice mail message may be sent if cancellation is on short notice.







The Nokomis Naturescape Gardeneers have a new program in 2021:  Native Plant Gardening Learn-Along. 

This is a mentoring opportunity where people newer to native plant habitat gardening can learn-alongside an experienced gardener (most Wild Ones Twin Cities members) with a couple of others. We’ll do the gardening chores that present themselves that week plus learn more about the plants and animal visitors (usually very small) we encounter.  Learn-along the growing season topics will be presented at the beginning of each session. These 15-30 minutes presentations will then be followed by hands-on gardening time. Just show up or email vbonk@usiwireless.com for more info.

Click HERE for 2021 Naturescape gardeneering and program dates.