Go Native with Wild Ones!

If you’re interested in a great alternative to the all-American lawn and would like to enjoy more birds, butterflies, and other wildlife around your home church, school or park, you will be glad to know that we're organizing a Wild Ones chapter in Oak Park/River Forest.

  • Learn from gardeners and native plant experts how you can create natural, beautiful and healthy yards and landscapes
  • Reduce pesticides, labor, energy, water use
  • Exchange plants and seeds and locate nurseries and sales
  • Provide habitat for pollinators, birds, butterflies
  • Participate in creating a wildlife corridor of food and shelter for threatened species
  • Members plan monthly educational chapter meetings, field trips, and presentations by experts in the field of native plants and natural landscaping. Chapters are supported by a national organization, and each member receives handbooks related to natural landscaping along with a bimonthly publication, the Wild Ones Journal.

Native landscape1Want to know more? Just contact Pam Todd (pamtodd5@me.com), Ginger Vanderveer (gingervbrown@gmail.com) or Marni Curtis (sassyspider@gmail.com).  We're aiming for a mid-July organizational meeting and will be announcing the date, time and place soon, so stay tuned!

Wild Ones is a volunteer organization devoted to helping people learn about the value of landscaping with native plants. By joining with other like-minded people, we can help and learn from each other - beginners and experienced members alike. It began in 1979, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and became a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation in 1990. With approximately 40 active chapters, Wild Ones has approximately 3,000 members across the United States and Canada. See web site at www.wildones.org/.