Watch for information in chapter newsletter and on conference website TowardHarmonywithNature.org.
The annual WOFVA plant sale offers regionally sourced native forbs, grasses, shrubs and trees at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale go to further the environmental mission of the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter. For inquiries contact:
• Spring Plant Sales: Pat & Dick Filzen (920) 754-4235 [email protected]
• Spring Tree & Shrub Sales: Everett Grosskopf (920) 470-6325 [email protected]
• Order form in the WOFVA winter newsletter & on website:
• Pre-Orders are due Monday, March 30, 2020.
Owner Justin Kroening with lead us on a tour of his nursery greenhouses to learn first-hand about the propagation of native plants from seed. Stone Silo Prairie Gardens has been providing the area with native plants since 2004. Plant sales available after the tour.
Biologist and educator, Shannon Davis-Foust, will walk us through her rural property highlighting the blend of agrarian and re-wilding efforts. At the tour’s conclusion, artist Rachel Anderson Schuh will be on hand to instruct us in capturing natural landscapes and drawing plants close-up. Bring a sketchpad and drawing utensils.
Bernie Meyer, the Barefoot Gardener, will tour us around the 16-acre slice of the family farm that she began to cultivate in 1978. She began with only a row of red pines and wild roses at the end of their private rode in rural Neenah. It is now a natural garden oasis blooming with autumn color, texture, and inviting water habitat.
Built around a small lake, other water features, and interesting structures, this country garden sports one of the largest private collections of native plants in the state. It began over 40 years ago as a corn field and is now a beautiful mix of wild places and human spaces. Bring a lunch and Jim will provide beverages and a place to picnic on his 23-acre property four miles south of De Pere.
Nature writer, photographer, and radio host, Rob Zimmer will dazzle with stunning photos of birds and native plantings. Learn how to grow a welcoming bird habitat, creating safety and forage for our feathered friends.
Audubon Partner Meeting / Planning Your Planting: Thinking of planting natives, but don't know how to start?
Winter is a great time for planning your planting. Does your yard need more seed or cover for your favorite birds? Or perhaps an older planting has some bare patches yearning for new color? Join Shannon for an interactive live streaming event to learn various methods of starting and maintaining small- or large-scale native plantings. It’s not as hard as you think, and there are infinite benefits. Provide your own beverages and cyber-smiles!
This will be a virtual program on Facebook live. The link to the live program will be posted on the Wild Ones Facebook page a couple days in advance. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to join this program.) We hope to “see” you there!