Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

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.

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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
ECOS-Fox Valley
local schools

We also sponsor an education grant program, Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow.



President – Loris Damerow


Vice President – Joy Perry

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Past Chapter President – Kris Kauth

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Secretary – Lisa Sturgis


Treasurer – Angela DodgeIMG_2417

Publicity – Janet Carlson and Tracey Koenig


Newsletter – Joan Rudolph


Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf

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Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow Grants – Cheryl Root


Program Committee -Rosemary Eiden and Sue Mings

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Webmaster – Shannon Davis-Foust