Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30-8:00 pm
Natural Dying Using Native Plant Material
WILD Center, Neenah, WI
Do you know that the grey confederate army uniforms were dyed with butternuts ? What is a mordent ? Which of our rare native Wisconsin plants is host to a parasite which yields a pink dye used by people for over five hundred years? Loris Damerow, will share some of the history and methods of natural dying. After some color experiment reveals, participants will create a dyed silk scarf to take home, using native plants and other materials. Materials cost is $5.
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to increase biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.
Please join the mapping project by answering the questions about your property. Photos would be great, but are not necessary. Specific species information is optional.
Since our Chapter beginnings in 1994, Wild Ones Fox Valley Area (WOFVA) continues to celebrate and promote the use of native plants in home and civic landscaping. We lead the natural landscaping movement in exploring, teaching, and changing the practice of gardening to include the use of native plants. Join us in helping to restore our natural world.
Our Chapter, WOFVA, has its home in the national Wild One headquarters, at the WILD Center, in the heart of the Fox Valley.
Heckrodt Wetland Nature Preserve
Winnebago Audubon Society
Sustainable Fox Valley
Outagamie County Master Gardener Association
Winnebago County Master Gardener Association
We also sponsor an education grant program, Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow.
MEET OUR WILD ONES FOX VALLEY BOARD
President – Loris Damerow
Vice President – Joy Perry
Past Chapter President – Kris Kauth
Secretary – Lisa Sturgis
Publicity – Janet Carlson and Tracey Koenig
Newsletter – Joan Rudolph
Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf
Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow Grants – Cheryl Root
Program Committee -Rosemary Eiden and Sue Mings
Webmaster – Shannon Davis-Foust