Wild Ones Greater Cincinnati Chapter

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We are glad you are here! 
Greater Cincinnati Wild Ones has been a local chapter of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, Ltd.a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization, since 1999.  Wild Ones educates people on the importance of native plants, for the health of the environment and everything living in it.  Wild Ones’ goal is to get more native plants in the ground in all landscapes – homes, businesses, schools, and along roadways. Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. In Cincinnati, we have supported this mission for over 20 years. We build living landscapes one yard at a time.

To join the Wild Ones Greater Cincinnati Chapter, click the join our chapter button at the bottom of this page. For questions about the Cincinnati Chapter and to volunteer, email [email protected]. Join our mailing list, found at the bottom of the right column of this page, for Cincinnati Chapter News and Events!

Why Native Plants?
Native plants are those that evolved naturally in North America. More specifically, native plants in a particular area are those that were growing naturally in the area before humans introduced plants from distant places. Some of the widespread communities included oak-hickory-chestnut and beech-maple forests, tallgrass and shortgrass prairies, and freshwater marshes. Additional communities occupied specialized niches, including Savannah, fens, bogs, flood plains, and alpine areas.

Why Join Wild Ones?
As a member, you will: receive links to view the Wild Ones Journal, a quarterly newsletter published by Wild Ones; network with others in your local geographic area; attend educational programs in person and online, yard tours and field trips. And most importantly, you will be part of a national effort to educate and advocate the development of native plant communities.

Join the Movement!
Join a community of native plant enthusiasts – novices to experts – making a difference by establishing and preserving communities of native plants in home landscapes, schools, businesses, and communities. Help spread awareness and share knowledge about preserving, restoring, and establishing native plant communities to promote biodiversity through your own landscaping.  Questions can be sent to [email protected]. Subscribe to chapter events below!