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January 2024

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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Jan
27

Hand's On Winter Sowing Plant and Take and Native Seed Share

This event has ended
Saturday, January 27th, 2024
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4500 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA, 51109 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Winter Sowing in a Milk Carton can be so much fun--and so rewarding! We will provide seeds, jugs, soil, and you will go home with a Winter Sowing Container of your own!

This is also National Seed Swap Day! We will have plenty of Native Seed to SHARE!

February 2024

Feb
10

Building a Backyard Pond with Jamie Beyer

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Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA, 51109 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Family Friendly Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Building a pond from the ground up! Care and maintenance included.

March 2024

Mar
16

Siouxland Garden Symposium

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Saturday, March 16th, 2024
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Rd, Sioux City, IA, 51103 Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Conference/Symposium Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Sponsored Loess Hills Wild Ones speaker Stephanie Barelman "The New Midwestern Cottage Garden--How the Heartland of America can Redefine Whimsical Gardenscapes with Native Plants"

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

April 2024

Apr
13

"Meet the Plants & Rollout the Grants"

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Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA, 51109 Map

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Chapter Board Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Learn about the Native plants that will be offered on May 17-18 Plant Sale! We will also share details of how you can receive a grant to help with plantings either in your OWN yard OR for a non-profit group.

May 2024

May
4

Fowler Forest Wildflower Walk

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Saturday, May 4th, 2024
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Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Celebrate Iowa Wildflower Month by joining us for a walk through this woodland to view the diversity of Spring Wildflowers. Wear sturdy walking shoes. The trail is easy and well maintained and we will slowly walk up the hill, admiring the blooms along the way. Dawn Snyder, local plant expert, will lead this walk. Fowler Forest is located 1/2 mile west of Smithland on Hwy 141. Sponsored by Woodbury County Conservation and Loess Hills Wild Ones. 712-258 0838 for more info.

May
17

Loess Hills Wild Ones Spring Native Plant Sale-Members Night Members Only

This event has ended
Friday, May 17th, 2024
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Tom and Cheri's

Members Only Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Members Only--Reduced Member Pricing and first choice at the plants before they go public!

May
17

Grant Awards

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Friday, May 17th, 2024
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Tom and Cheri's

Public Welcome Chapter Social Public Restroom

Grant Recipient Awards and Photos

May
18

Loess Hills Wild Ones Spring Native Plant Sale-Open to the Public

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Saturday, May 18th, 2024
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Tom and Cheri's

Public Welcome Family Friendly Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Open to the Public until the plants are gone!

June 2024

Jun
22

Tea Party and Plant Share at 'The Flower House'

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
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"The Flower House", 3725 Jackson St, Sioux City, IA, 51104 Map

Public Welcome Home Garden Tour Seed/Plant Swap

Join us for tea snacks and a Plant Share! Bring your extra plants to share or re-home plants shared by others!

July 2024

Jul
20

Morningside Garden Tour and LOCAL ECOTYPE Plant Sale!

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Saturday, July 20th, 2024
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Morningside Area Garden Walks at Marcie's & Cheri's

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Seed/Plant Sale Lots of Physical Activity

Tour two gardens and shop at our first Native Eco-Type Plant Sale!

August 2024

Aug
10

Garden Walk at "Joy Gardens" and "The Wild Mess in Progress"

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
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Danielle's and Ruth's

Public Welcome Home Garden Tour

Tour Danielle's "Joy Gardens" and Ruth's "Wild Mess in Progress"

Aug
22

"Combating the Biodiversity Crisis with Native Plants" with Sarah Gray & Coralie Palmer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native plants can enhance biodiversity and support ecosystems in our upcoming Wild Ones national webinar, “Combating the Biodiversity Crisis with Native Plants” featuring Sarah Gray and Coralie Palmer from the Indiana Native Plant Society.

Native plants are essential for maintaining biodiversity as they provide food and shelter for a wide range of wildlife, including pollinators, birds, and beneficial insects. By incorporating native plants into your landscape, you can create a thriving ecosystem that supports local fauna and flora. These plants are well-adapted to local environmental conditions, making them more resilient to climate change and reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Attendees will learn how native plants can improve soil health, enhance water retention, and contribute to a more sustainable and vibrant ecosystem.

Sara and Coralie are part of the Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS) Landscaping team, and they have collaborated on diverse projects across Indiana, including native planting schemes for schools, community gardens, the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Humane Society. Their new design for Indianapolis reflects typical sub-divisions in Indiana and considers future climate challenges, such as increased flooding and hotter, drier summers. The design features resilient, native Indiana plants that thrive in local soil conditions and contribute to the ecosystem.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from leading experts in native plants! Participants will gain practical insights into native garden designs and learn how tailored landscaping can support wildlife, promote ecological balance, and help restore natural habitats. 

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September 2024

Sep
13

Fall Member's Only Plant Sale Members Only

Friday, September 13th, 2024
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Tom and Cheri's

Members Only Family Friendly Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Members Night Friday--Open to the Public Saturday until the plants are gone!

Sep
13

Fall Grant Awards Members Only

Friday, September 13th, 2024
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Tom and Cheri's, Sioux City, IA Map

Members Only Home Garden Tour Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Lots of Physical Activity

Fall Plant Sale Member's Night nd Grant Recipient Presentation

Sep
14

Fall Public Plant Sale

Saturday, September 14th, 2024
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Tom and Cheri's, Sioux City, IA Map

Public Welcome Home Garden Tour Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom

Fall Plant Sale Open to the Public

Sep
19

"The Beauty and Benefits of Hedgerows" with Heather McCargo

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, September 19th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore the ecological and aesthetic advantages of hedges and hedgerows in our upcoming Wild Ones national webinar, “The Beauty and Benefits of Hedgerows” with Heather McCargo, founder of Wild Seed Project.

Native hedgerows are diverse plantings of woody plants from shrubs to small trees along with herbaceous groundcovers at their base.  Learn how these low-maintenance and sustainable plantings of shrubs, trees, and groundcovers can enhance biodiversity, provide critical habitats for wildlife, and contribute to climate resilience. Discover practical tips for designing and implementing hedgerows in various landscapes, from farms to urban settings, and understand their role in supporting pollinators, birds, and soil health. 

 You will also learn about Heather McCargo and the Wild Seed Project's latest collaboration with Wild Ones on the new Native Garden Design for Portland, ME. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leading expert in native plant restoration and take your landscaping skills to the next level. 

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October 2024

Oct
24

"Matrix Landscape Design" with Benjamin Vogt

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, October 24th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Learn how to use high-density plantings that replicate natural ecosystems in aesthetically pleasing designs, enhancing ecological functions while reducing maintenance efforts in our upcoming Wild One’s national webinar, “Matrix Landscape Design” with author, landscape designer, activist, and educator Benjamin Vogt.

Matrix planting is a landscape design approach that mimics natural ecosystems by closely planting and layering compatible perennials and grasses to cover the soil, provide more ecosystem services, and eliminate the need for wood mulch or aggressive weeding.  Join Wild Ones for a webinar to learn how author, educator, and landscape designer Benjamin Vogt applies this approach to create stunning native gardens. Learn the principles behind this method, its ecological benefits, and practical steps to implement matrix planting in your own garden. 

You will also learn about Benjamin’s latest collaboration with Wild Ones on the new Native Garden Design for Lincoln, NE. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leading voice in natural garden design and take your gardening skills to the next level. Register now to secure your spot! 

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