Wild Ones Twin Cities Donated and Rescued Native Plant Sale


Sale includes native plants donated, rescued or grown by our members. All proceeds go to support Wild ones Twin Cities educational programs.

Twin Cities Chapter of Wild Ones has hosted native plant sales or exchanges for nearly 20 years. Due to current social distancing protocols, this year's donated plant sale is a separate event, limiting number of participants to 3 individuals for each 30 minute time slot.

In addition to a selection of potted native plants, we'll have an abundant supply of Meadow Blazing Star (grown by a member from corms supplied by Minnesota Native Landscapes) and white paper birch logs that add both visual interest and insect habitat to a naturalized landscape.

Please register HERE for a ticket at a time when you will be able to attend
  • Thursday, June 11th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Friday, June 12th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Plant Sale event is at a private residence in South Minneapolis, only ticketed attendees will be given the address.

Accept check or cash only. If paying by cash, please bring an assortment of small bills so we have minimal physical contact for cash transactions.

NOTE ON DONATING PLANTS

Accepting donations between Sunday May 24 and Saturday June 6.

Plants must be potted and labelled with common and botanical name.

If you have plants to donate, please send an email to wotcplantsale@gmail.com to arrange for a drop off appointment.

Background photo credit: Minnesota Native Landscapes
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A BIG THANK YOU to Liz Stanley for a great presentation, and to Leslie Pilgrim for managing the Q&A!

Here is the list of resources from Giving Nature a Home, including a species list (in order of appearance).

And here is the complete Q&A from the presentation, where Liz has answered all questions posed during the chat.

We're working on making the program recording available online, so please check back for details on how to access it. Thank you!

This was our first Zoom meeting, and we appreciate everyone who joined us for this experiment.  We are currently working on how to conduct virtual and/or social distanced native plant garden tours, as well as our Fall Program Schedule.  Please check back here for the most up-to-date information. Thank You!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7 pm

We are working on presenting this program online, however, we will be limited to 100 participants. Please email Holley for information on how to register. Thank you!


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

Liz Stanley

Liz Stanley, avid birder, Master Naturalist, and Wild Ones and Richardson Nature Center volunteer, will take us on a photo journey of the amazing transformation of her typical suburban Bloomington backyard into a bustling naturescape that welcomes wildlife. Learn how she created a wonderful space that delights humans while providing “safe places” and habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.



2020 WOTC NATIVE PLANT SALE

We are pleased to announce that we will be having our annual Native Plant Sale! Given the current state of emergency we needed to make some major adjustments in how we receive and process orders. We're pleased that we found a way to offer a selection of plant collections and individual potted plants at reasonable prices. A portion of each sale is a donation to our chapter, supporting our free education programs. 

ALL ORDERS will be online BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 28th: 
1) please check out the 2020 plant sale page and use the PLANT ORDER WORKSHEET to plan your order
2) and then go to our Eventbrite page to place your order.

To ensure the safety of our volunteers, all orders must be completed on Eventbrite, although you can pay by CREDIT CARD or CHECK.  Evenbrite charges a small processing fee, but there is no sales tax on your order, an exemption offered non-profits by the State of Minnesota..

MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE: 

Do to COVID-19 pick up will no longer be in South Minneapolis.  Those of you who are able will be asked to pick up your order at Prairie Restorations retail outlet in Princeton, MN.  Rather than everyone picking up the same day, Prairie Restorations is filling the orders during retail store hours beginning on Saturday, May 30 through Sunday, June 14.  Your pick-up ticket will double as a one-time coupon for 10% discount on additional plant purchases and 25% discount on other merchandise at time of pick-up, a great incentive.

Please see the 2020 plant sale page for more details on the plants, collections and ordering information, including a PLANT ORDER WORKSHEET to help you plan your garden!

If you have any questions about the plant sale, please contact us.

If you would like to volunteer to help at Prairie Restorations during the weekend pick-up times, please sign up here.

Thank you,
Wild One Twin Cities Plant Sale Committee

INTRODUCING 

Hello, Wild Ones, friends and members!

Wild Ones Twin Cities is thrilled to be launching our new e-zine, Wild Ones Reflections, on Earth Day. We hope you enjoy this issue and that you look forward to receiving more issues a few times each year. Feel free to forward to those who care about our Earth, not just on Earth Day, but every day. Anyone can sign up to receive this e-zine at info@WildOnesTwinCities.org.

In Wild Ones Reflections, we tell the stories of people who are making change in their own yards, as well as their communities. We offer useful resources, creative ideas, and thoughtful answers to frequently asked nativescaping questions. We hope to connect with those of you we don't get to see often--either because of busy schedules or distance. To those of you we have the opportunity of crossing paths with more frequently--at our monthly educational meetings, volunteering, gardening at the Nokomis Naturescape, touring member gardens, or at our annual Design with Nature conference--we look forward to strengthening our bonds.

At Wild Ones our focus is to educate the public about the benefits of preserving and restoring biodiversity of our native plant communities, beginning in our own yards and gardens. We do this out of respect and hope for our shared planet.

On this Earth Day 2020, we express thanks to all of you and all you do to strengthen the biodiversity of this one beautiful planet we all share. Collectively, we can make an impact.

All the Best!
Wild Ones Twin Cities

FREE WEBINAR!

Shoreline Gardening for Healthy Lakes and Rivers Webinar
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
12:00pm CT

Paul Skawinski, Wild Ones Central Wisconsin Chapter President, will be presenting a "Shoreline Gardening for Healthy Lakes and Rivers" webinar on Tuesday, May 5 at 12:00pm CT.
Paul will be discussing rain gardens and his colleague, Patrick Goggin, will be discussing lakeshore gardens.

Join Patrick and Paul as they talk about gardening with native plants on lakeshore properties to improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve property aesthetics.
Paul is the UW Stevens Point Extension Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator and Patrick is the UW Stevens Point Extension Lake Specialist/Outreach Program Manager.

The webinar is FREE. To register go to: https://buff.ly/2Ynr9Tp


Thanks to all our Wild Ones Twin Cities Volunteers! 

Due to the coronavirus, we are temporarily suspending most in-person activities and working to reschedule or digitally offer program presentations. 

It is our hope that we will be able to resume our meetings at Wood Lake Nature Center in September, but please check back for updates.

We are, however, very happy to be able to offer our Native Plant Sale this year!  We are hoping to have a few WOTC outreach volunteers present during the busiest times at the pick-up site (Prairie Restorations' retail space in Princeton), but will take every precaution to ensure the safety of our volunteers, customers, and PRI staff through social distancing and non-contact information exchange. 

If you are willing and able to help, please review the available times on our SignUpGenius page and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


Next Meetings: Tuesday, March 17, 2020  & April 21 - CANCELLED

We are keenly aware that anyone who is at high risk to contract COVID-19 may not want to venture out, even to smaller gatherings. Most important is that if you have a fever or other cold symptoms, believe you are in high risk group, or may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home. 

Check out this link, Flatten the Curve, to learn more about how we can all help contain this virus. 

Please note: Wile Ones Twin Cities' March and April meetings have been cancelled. Please watch for emails about future meeting cancellations. If you are not a member you can find chapter leader emails on their websites. 

We are working on presenting our May program online: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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

Liz Stanley

Liz Stanley, avid birder, Master Naturalist, and Wild Ones and Richardson Nature Center volunteer, will take us on a photo journey of the amazing transformation of her typical suburban Bloomington backyard into a bustling naturescape that welcomes wildlife. Learn how she created a wonderful space that delights humans while providing “safe places” and habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.


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Thanks to Tom Dickhudt for a great presentation at our January meeting!

In case you missed it, you can download his handout here: 


Thanks to everyone who brought native seeds to share! 


And thanks to our volunteers 
for making our meetings fun and informative!