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January 2024

Jan
15

Grant Committee Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Monday, January 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Luna's Coffee Shop, 2665 Monroe Rd, Bellevue, WI, 54311 Map

Members Only Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

The Grant Committee met to look at applications for the grant and decide details on how to proceed. This involves what to give the runner up for a gift, how to announce the winner and runner up, who to ask to be on the Resource Group to help the winner with their plan and what kind of paperwork is needed for the winner.

We also need to get a list of press contacts for a press release and write a small article with a photo.

Jan
16

Pollinator Kit Planning Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024
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Kress Library, 333 N Broadway, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Planning meeting to determine dates for seeding and transplanting at the greenhouse based on last year's schedule. We will review the plant lists and discuss if any changes in procedures are needed. 

Jan
17

Creating a Pollinator Garden with Native Plants

This event has ended
Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
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Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI, 54303 Map

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Are you interested in supporting pollinators but not sure how to get started? Ceci Kiefer will discuss the best practices to attract and support pollinators with native plants. Find out why native plants are preferred for pollinator gardens and which you should consider as you get started. 

This presentation is the first of two that will give you all that you need to know about native plant selection. This is the first of two sessions and you can attend one or both this one and the next session on February 21st which will cover the next steps in the process.

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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February 2024

Feb
15

Pollinator Kit Seeding

This event has ended
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Seeding plants into trays for the sale.

Feb
21

The ABC's of Starting a New Native Garden

This event has ended
Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
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Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI, 54303 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

This is the second presentation by Ceci Kiefer, along with Justin Kroening,  to follow the "Why Natives" session, addressing site selection, preparation and planting. You do not need to have attended the January session to attend this session. There will be plenty of time for questions, so bring your ideas and concerns.

Feb
28

Pollinator Kit Seeding

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Seeding plants for the sale.

March 2024

Mar
5

Pollinator Kit Seeding and Transplanting

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

We will be doing the last of the seeding and first of the transplanting of plants for the sale.

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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Mar
27

Pollinator Kit Transplanting

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Transplanting plants to pots for the sale.

April 2024

Apr
15

Pollinator Kit Transplanting

Monday, April 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Transplanting plants into pots for the sale.

May 2024

May
18

Baird Creek Preservation Foundation tour

Saturday, May 18th, 2024
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Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, 500 Beverly Rd, Green Bay, WI, 54311 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking

A guided tour of the Baird Creek property by the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. 

May
30

Pollinator Kit Assembly

Thursday, May 30th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We will be assembling the pollinator kits ordered for the sale on June 1st. Any extra plants will be organized to sell as individual plants.

June 2024

Jun
1

Pollinator Kit Sale/Pick Up

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Garden, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

This is the annual Pollinator Kit Sale for our spring plant sale. Orders will be picked up and extra plants may be purchased. Yard signs will be for sale. Literature and membership information will be available and chapter members will be available to ask questions.

Jun
18

Tour of Hyer residence

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
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Lynn Hyer residence, 1321 Garland St, Allouez, WI, 54301 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Tour of Lynn Hyer's property for an example of using native plants in an urban setting.

July 2024

Jul
17

Tour of LaLuzerne residence

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
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LaLuzerne residence, 4238 Pouwels Ct, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will be touring the property of Jim and Sandy LaLuzerne, showing a wide variety of native herbaceous and woody plants. Some facts about this tour:

·       Original 5 acres was totally barren

·       Currently total of 23 acres

·       Over 2 miles of trails

·       Some old growth wooded areas

·       Several Brown County Champion Trees

·       200 plus species of trees and woody plants

·       Hundreds of native species of grasses, flowers, water plants, sedges, mosses, lichen, algae, etc.

·       Several prairies

·       Fish, amphibians, insects, arthropods, mammals, birds, etc. (create a habitat and they will come)

·       Fungi

·       Dead trees (standing and fallen)

·       Certified Wildlife Habitat

·       Monarch Way station

August 2024

Aug
13

Tour of Sikora residence

Tuesday, August 13th, 2024
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Ken and Judy Sikora residence, 978 Lakeview Dr, Green Bay, WI, 54313 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will tour the property of Ken and Judy Sikora, past members of our chapter and native plant enthusiasts. We may also get to see the planting that Judy has managed at the nearby Quarry Park.

Aug
24

Late Season Plant Sale

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Garden, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale

Annual late season plant sale of all the native plant inventory at Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, assisted by our chapter members. Our members will be on hand to assist customers with any questions and we will provide literature at our information table.

September 2024

Sep
7

Tour of Theeke residence

Saturday, September 7th, 2024
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Doris Theeke residence, 2742 Main St, Green Bay, WI, 54311 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will be touring the suburban property of Doris Theeke.

October 2024

Oct
20

Seed Collection Demonstration

Sunday, October 20th, 2024
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Stone Silo Prairie Gardens, 2325 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI, 54115 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Free Public Parking

Justin Kroening of Stone Silo Prairie Gardens will show us the best techniques to identify, collect and store native seed for winter sowing. Everyone will be able to collect some seed from his prairie on the property.

November 2024

Nov
12

Annual Meeting, Election, Seed Swap and Dinner

Tuesday, November 12th, 2024
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TBD

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Social Seed/Plant Swap Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Annual meeting to review the past calendar events, elect any board positions available, share native seeds members wish to share, and enjoy dinner and fellowship with other members.