Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

6:00 pm-6:30 pm | Social
6:30 pm-8:30 pm | Program  
All meetings are free and open to the public.

New Time & Location!   
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
4901 Chowen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  
Parking lot accessible from Chowen and Beard Avenues.
Bike racks available  |  Bus line: 46E  |  
Meeting to be held in the sanctuary, lower level accessible using elevator in the vestibule.

4th Annual Native Landscaping Table Topics & Plant Sale Kickoff

Learn from experts and/or Wild Ones members with a depth of experience. 
Topics covered include:
Selecting Native Trees and Shrubs 
Erik Olsen,  Outback Nursery & Landscaping
Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Pollinators
Heather Holm, Holm Design & Consulting/Author  
Where to Begin: Converting Lawns to Native Plant
Nathalie Shanstrom, PLA, Senior Ecological Designer, Energy Scapes
Hows, Whats & Wheres of Site and Soil
Karen Graham
Making Room for Native Plants in an Established Garden
Sue Van Baerle, Shared Landscapes
Native Planting in Challenging Spaces 
Roxanne Stuhr,  TrueNature Design
Caring For Wild and Natural Gardens 
Carmen Simonet,  Carmen Simonet Design
Steps to Restoration: Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard
Paul Erdmann, Conservation Chair, Bush Lake Chapter of Izaak Walton League  

There will only be 3 sessions, but 8 different table topics-- so plan for the ones that interest you most! Download a table topics map here.

The April meeting is also the kick off for our annual annual plant sale, attendees will receive $5 off their order. 

Plant collections for Twin Cities and Big River Big Woods Chapters 2016 Plant Sale are now posted on our website, and the order form available here.

All plants available through this sale are native to Minnesota, neonic free and pesticide free!

Deadline for placing order: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pick-up: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Pick-up sites in both Minneapolis and Roseville.

Also available at our April meeting:

Beautiful, durable 
Native Plant Signs 
for your garden!

See the bottom of the Plant Sale page for a complete list of all 25 signs available

And thanks to everyone who contributed to the record-breaking attendance at our March meeting featuring MN DNR plant ecologist Hannah Texler and botanical artist Vera Ming Wong

In case you didn't get a copy of Hannah Texler's article, "Home Is Where the Habitat Is," in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, a digital version with one of Vera Ming Wong's beautiful illustrations can be found here.

And here are a few of the resources Hannah shared to help determine which native plant communities belong in our own back (or front!) yards.

Vera Ming Wong (top right) presenting her original artwork for "Home Is Where the Habitat Is" at our March meeting.