March Program

 TUESDAY | MARCH 19, 2024

Native Plant Primer + Habitat Gardening Basics

Presenter | Andy Scott, ReWild Gardens, LLC

6:30 pm Social | 7:00 pm Program

Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield

Click here to join online for this hybrid program.

So you've decided to jump into natural gardening but not sure where to start? Andy will cover native garden basics including site preparation, plant selection, planning basics and long term care to help your project succeed. He'll also highlight unique, under-utilized native species and landscape techniques that can help your garden setting become balanced and resilient.

About the Speaker:

In 2017, Andy shifted career focus to pursue his passion for nature and gardening to start his small native landscape and design business. Located in Bloomington, he utilized his own property to better understand how native plants respond to an urban garden setting and developed a natural approach to convert lawn and wasted space to wildlife-friendly gardens. These spaces support beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife while also creating healthy soil and conserving water. Education driven, Andy likes to involve his clients in all aspects of the process and helps provide resources to learn about and demystify the plant/pollinator relationships that their landscape will be fostering.

 ReWild Gardens creates natural spaces that beautify the landscape while also supporting a myriad of important native pollinator and bird species. Gardens that utilize native plants (and wildlife-friendly practices) not only provide nectar and pollen but also act as hosts for butterflies and bees – giving them support for their entire life cycle. ReWild provides planning, installation and maintenance services for new and established wildlife-friendly natural plantings in the metro area. 

Native Plant Sales in the Twin Cities Metro

MAY 18 | Wild Ones Southeast Minnesota in Northfield • FB Event

MAY 18 | City of Burnsville Native Plant Market • Details and List of Vendors

MAY 31 | Wild Ones Prairie Edge in Edina • Details and List of Vendors

JUNE 1 | Landscape Revival in Lake Elmo • Details and List of Vendors

Orders Open in March | Big River Big Woods • More details here



If you bring in a new member by May 15th to join you on your native plant journey, you will receive a free native shrub, for each member that joins, that you can pick up at the WOTC Resource Fair on May 21st at Wood Lake Nature Center.  To receive your free shrub, contact when your friend(s) joins, to pick which species of shrub you would like to receive.   Shrubs available to choose from are Saskatoon Serviceberry, Elderberry, Black Chokeberry and Red-Osier Dogwood.  You can learn more about the individual shrubs by clicking on their names above.