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Events Archive: 2023 | 2024 | Upcoming Events

January 2024

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
10

Gardening for Wildlife

This event has ended
Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Caesar Creek Corp of Engineers Visitor Center, 4020 N Clarksville Rd, Waynesville, OH, 45068 Map

Public Welcome Chapter Social Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Join us to learn about Gardening for Wildlife! Our speakers will recommend what you can do in your home landscape to attract Moths, Fireflies, and Birds and how to create a backyard woodland-the habitat that is beneficial for much of our wildlife species in this area.  

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March 2024

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
25

Chapter Meeting & Spring Ephemeral Talk by Sam Settlemyer

Monday, March 25th, 2024
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Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45206 Map

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

Join us for a brief chapter meeting, followed by an overview of some of our regional Spring ephemeral wild flowers led by Cincinnati Civic Garden's Sam Settlemyer.

April 2024

Apr
10

Spring Wildflower Walk Members Only

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024
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Bender Mountain Spring Ephemeral Walk

Members Only Family Friendly Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

As Spring approaches and nature brings new life to our landscapes, most of us will be ready for a hike or two. We are offering members a wildflower hike to Bender Mountain, which is highly regarded as one of the best places in SW Ohio to view spectacular native Spring ephemerals, especially Blue-eyed Mary. This property is owned and managed by Western Wildlife Corridor, and their invasive species removal efforts reward us with the return of our native flora and fauna on this beautiful hillside along the Ohio River.  We could see Cut-Leaved Toothwort, Sessile and Drooping Trillium, Wild Ginger, Woodland Poppy, acres of Blue-Eyed Mary, Greek Valerian, Dutchman’s Breeches, Wild Hyacinth, Miami Mist, Fernleaf Phacelia, and many more. In addition to wildflowers, native trees and shrubs will be leafing out among an abundance of wildlife. You will likely see a migrating warbler or two! Cost: Free. Leader: Joyce Richter of Western Wildlife Corridor. RSVP is required due to limited space. RSVP to: [email protected]

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June 2024

Jun
22

Keystone Flora Nursery Tour and potluck

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
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Keystone Flora , 5045 Wooden Shoe Hollow Dr, Cincinnati, OH, 45232 Map

Public Welcome Chapter Social Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Free Public Parking

We will tour Keystone Flora Nursery, owned by Steve Slack. "We grow and sell native plants indigenous to our part of the Midwest near Cincinnati Ohio. Our plants are nursery-grown from seeds and cuttings without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Native plants provide many colors, and interesting forms and are functional for our local ecosystem. True pollinator plants can be found here. No cultivars."

Plants will be available for purchase. After the tour, we will gather for a potluck picnic. Feel free to bring a dish to share and bring a friend too!  Bring your own drink and a chair. See you there! 

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August 2024

Aug
2

Midwest Native Plant Conference volunteer opportunities

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Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning , 4400 Shakertown Rd, Beavercreek, OH, 45430 Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Seed/Plant Sale Conference/Symposium Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

The 15th Midwest Native Plant Conference is looking for volunteers to help with the public Native Plant & Artisan Sale that is open to the public on on Saturday, August 3, from 9:30 to 6pm. Requirement to volunteer is for 2-hour shifts with the opportunity to attend some of the sessions and Sunday Field trips.

 To help, email Kathy at [email protected]. CEU credits are available for Master Gardeners, OCVN's and APLD's. 

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