Welcome to the Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones

Currently the Blue Ridge chapter is the only chapter of Wild Ones in the Mid-Atlantic! Starting in June 2016, we are meeting in various locations to accommodate our membership. We usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.  Guests are welcome.

Wild Ones members help and learn from each other – beginners and experienced members alike – about identifying native and invasive plants, adding native plants to existing landscapes, protecting threatened species, creating habitat for pollinators, and a lot more. You see, the native birds, bugs & wildlife can’t eat & live off of plants from exotic areas – they need native plants.

We think that a home landscape can be more interesting than a lawnmower slowly circling every weekend and want to learn about restoration of more natural landscapes at our homes. We also hope to influence others to consider natural landscapes at public buildings and commercial properties. If you use a lawn service or put chemicals on your lawn to make it more appealing, consider the damage these chemicals can do over time to your health, your children’s and pet’s health.

Members plan monthly educational chapter meetings, field trips, presentations by experts in the field of native plants and natural landscaping. Chapters are supported by the national organization and each member receives handbooks related to natural landscaping along with a quarterly publication, the Wild Ones Journal.

Active participation by members is encouraged and ideas for group projects are welcome.


Our Board Members: President-Dixie Mullineaux, VP-Joyce Morningstar, Secretary-Donna Stekli, Treasurer-Barbara KuenneckeBoard-Hope Redmond.

Email: gardener@astarz.com


OUR NEXT EVENT IS:

June 11, 2019 Tuesday at 10:30am

Blue Ridge Wild Ones will be hosted by Watermark Woods Native Plants in Hamilton VA

Anyone in the Berkeley Springs area that would like to carpool, please contact Donna Stekli at gardener@astarz.com . This is a Native Plant store, so you can buy many nice additions to your gardens. Watermark usually has a nice program for us prior to our shopping.

https://www.watermarkwoods.com/

Regards, Donna Stekli, Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary

 gardener@astarz.com

We are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BRwildones/

Wild Ones Blue Ridge Chapter

 


OUR LAST EVENT WAS:

Blue Ridge Wild Ones had a table at the MCMG Plant Fair

May 10+11, 2019  (Friday 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm)

We had a table set up at the Morgan County WV Master Gardener’s Plant Fair.

LOCATION: Berkeley Springs State Park (middle of town on Rt 522)