Established by Wild Ones Fox Valley Area, the Natural Landscapes for Tomorrow fund awards grants ranging from $100-$500 to Chapter area (Map) schools, houses of worship, and other public and not-for-profit organizations who wish to create natural landscapes or outdoor classrooms using native plants. A 50% funding match is required. Applications are due February 1st. Notification of awards is given in March. Download the instructions, the cover letter, and the grant brochure . To submit your grant application online only, use this document Grant Application.
Annual Native Plants Natural Landscaping Conference
Typically held the fourth Saturday in January, mark your calendar to join us for the all-day Toward Harmony with Nature conference, with 10 or more speakers on a full range of natural landscaping and native plant related topics. There are also vendors and exhibitors and a silent auction. For more details go to THWN website.
Show Me/Help Me Tours
Members walk your property so you can learn what experienced members suggest for native planting improvements in your yard. For information on having your yard included on a tour, contact our Program Chair.
You visit other members’ properties, view their plantings, learn what worked in their yard. If you?re a Wild Ones member and would like to offer your yard for a tour, please contact our Program Chair.
Several Chapter and Board members have developed slide shows and presentations which are available to area groups. Contact: [email protected]
If you are interested in tracking efforts and legislative issues that affect conservation in Wisconsin, here are a few links:
- Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
- Aldo Leopold Foundation
- Wisconsin Conservation Congress
- Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
Fox Valley Area Chapter Plant Sale
Plant pick up is typically held the third Saturday in May. Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter offers over 150 native forbs, grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees for sale at a lucrative price to their members and the community. Plants are pre-ordered, but consignment plants are available day of pick-up.
For the past couple of years we’ve been partnering with Outagamie Master Gardeners and Paper Valley Garden Club so all three plant sales can be held at the same time. This Plant Sale Trail features native plants, fruit and vegetable plants, non-native garden plants and non-native house plants.
Wild Ones Merchandise
“Wild Wear” and other gift items, such as books, totes, mugs, and caps, are available for purchase. Visit the Wild Store for more about Wild Wear and other gift items.
Fox Valley Area Chapter E-Blast List
The Fox Valley Area Chapter sponsors an e-news list to which any Chapter member may subscribe. To subscribe send a request to: [email protected]
Wild Ones Songs
Our friend, folksinger/songwriter Steve Hazell, has set our Wild Ones ideals and spirit to music. Steve composed three songs especially for us, “This Land’s in Harmony with Nature,” “For the Wild Ones,” and “Let Your Touch be Light on the Land.” He has recorded these and other environmentally themed songs on a cassette tape, For the Wild Ones, available for $11 ppd from him at 1318 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Here is a sound clip (270 kb) of Steve Hazell’s music.