Welcome to Wild Ones Fox Valley Area

Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter / 920-572-9540 / PO Box 385, Appleton, WI 54912 / wildonesfoxvalley@gmail.com

VIEW or download the 2019 Program Brochure

Collecting seed from Prairie Dock. Photo by Steve Maassen

Seed Collecting Workshop with Connie Ramthun Oct 19th 9am-12pm at the WILD Center

Connie Ramthun, native plant expert from the Kettle Moraine region, and long time Wild Ones member, will teach the collecting, cleaning, storing and planting of native wildflower and grass seed. After seed collection and cleaning, participants will have seeds to take home to use for their own natural landscaping.

Event will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the WILD Center. Plan to be there at 9AM. Should run to NOON. Directions

Pre-registration required.  Seed workshop wait list. ****The workshop is full at this time.

Directions to WILD Center.

24th Annual Conference


Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main St., Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Don’t miss this rewarding all-day program of inspiring expert speakers, exhibitors and vendors, and networking with like-minded natural landscaping enthusiasts. Members will receive the conference brochure with registration form early December. Register on-line after November 1 or by mail using the brochure form.


The  WOFVA Chapter Plant Sale is over, and it was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and talent to help us offer this event again this year. Thanks to everyone who bought plants to add to the habitat so necessary to sustain our pollinators and a biodiverse environment.

For assistance in picking the perfect native plant to add to your plantings, see the Native Alternatives to Non-Natives.

Web Site Assistance

We are looking for a volunteer to serve on an ad-hoc  Web Site Committee to better define our web presence. The committee will probably meet once or twice.  We are considering  design changes and new features. If you are familiar with any of the following: communications, social media, education, website site OR website administration, please consider sharing your experience and ideas.

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’s beginning 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.

National Wild One headquarters is located at the WILD Center, in the heart of the Fox Valley.


Winnebago Audubon Society
Outagamie County Master Gardener Association
Paper Valley Garden Club
local schools

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



President – Barb Cattani

Treasurer –  Ron Jones

Secretary – Deb Benada

Membership – Bob and Carol Niendorf

Newsletter – Robert Benada

Program Committee – Sue Mings and  Loris Damerow

Publicity – Janet Carlson

Display – Kristin Kauth and Barbara Cattani

Speaker’s Bureau – Joy Perry

Mentor Program – Loris Damerow

Dig Coordinator – Donna VanBuecken

Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow Grants and Web Editor – Shannon Davis-Foust