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January 2024

Jan
13

Presentation: The Pluses and Minuses of Permeable Pavers Members Only

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Saturday, January 13th, 2024
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Private Residence, 11415 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD, 20854 Map

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Our speaker, Dan Somers, is with the Montgomery County Rainscapes Program.  He will discuss the benefits and problems with permeable pavers.  

Please see Linda Rieger's December 26 post to the listserve for the address.  Wild Ones members are welcome to bring guests to this presentation.  

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
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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
10

Presentation: The Bay-wise Certification Program

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Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Our February 10 meeting will feature Linda Barrett speaking about the Bay-Wise program.  Linda is the Vice President of the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County and is the co-head of the Bay-Wise program for Montgomery County.  The Bay-Wise program encourages individual home owners to maintain environmentally-sound gardens and yards by using sustainable gardening practices, thereby improving water quality and  preventing run off into the Chesapeake Bay.  

The meeting location will be provided via our member list serve.  Wild Ones' members are welcome to invite guests.

The event was promoted through the Montgomery County Master Gardeners membership.  At least fifteen Master Gardeners attended who were not Wild Ones members.

March 2024

Mar
9

Presentation: Into the Weeds: A Forager's Way to Garden Members Only

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Saturday, March 9th, 2024
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Potomac, Maryland

Members Only Program/Speaker Presentation Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Tama Wong, Into the Weeds: A Forager's Way to Garden

Tama Wong will talk about gardening in the Anthropocene, a time of change and where the imprint of human activity has reached all corners of the earth. She will make a case for wild gardens, managed for diversity and resilience, but not manicured control. The wild garden becomes a place not only to enjoy, but also to harvest weeds and intentional plantings for cooking, flower arrangements, teas, and celebrations.

Tama is a wild food forager, author, and gardener. She supplies some of New York City's most prestigious restaurants and has a deep knowledge of wild produce that informs her impeccable taste in their flavors and uses.  Her new book, Into the Weeds: A Foragers way to Garden, will be available for pre-order (publication date is March 12).

Members may bring a guest.  

We're very pleased to co-sponsor this program with the Maryland Native Plant Society.

Mar
19

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

Hosted by Wild Ones National
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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

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

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. 

April 2024

Apr
13

Garden visit - Members Only Members Only

Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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Nancy Lawson's garden

Members Only Home Garden Tour

Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener and Wildscape, has agreed to host our April 13th Open Garden! She and her husband Will have limited parking, so initially we will be limited to fifteen people, but may be able to fit a few more if everyone carpools. Nancy will show us around her habitat and although early, if previous years are any indication, the redbuds will likely be in full bloom, and a few little patches of bluebells will be almost done. There were lots of tadpoles in the pond today! The golden ragwort will be just getting started throughout the habitat, as well as possibly some phloxes, and the ostrich ferns will be unfurling. We'll navigate around a large brush pile and admire the way the downy and hairy woodpeckers have busily pockmarked all the tree trunk pieces placed throughout the garden -- as well as the way the pileated woodpeckers have torn some of the stumps to pieces. The frogs should be out and about, and you never really know which ones we'll see or if they will be too shy. The ponds are small (one dug out and two very small tubs) but filled with life. Nancy has deer pressure, so there are many cages around young trees and shrubs, but we can also look at how brambles and dead wood protect plantings from browsing -- and how she mixes the tasty plants with the untasty as a strategy for coexisting with deer and the bun-buns! 🙂 She wants everyone to know that hers is not an all-native place and there are always invasives popping up.

Please see our Member listserve for details.

May 2024

May
11

Plant and Seed Swap - Members Only Members Only

Saturday, May 11th, 2024
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Wheaton Regional Park

Members Only Seed/Plant Swap Public Restroom

Members bring native plants and seeds to share.  This is a great way to establish or add to your pollinator garden!  Dont worry if you're beginning your native "journey" and don't have anything to offer; we've all been there! 

Location specifics to come - watch for details in the listserve.