Welcome to the Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones

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:

February 11, 2020, Tuesday at 10:30am

SUBJECT: Movie “The Biggest Little Farm”   Free!

No photo description available.Description: The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. 1hr &31min movie. Please come join us.

Questions? Call Dixie at 410-458-2806

LOCATION: Cacapon State Park Nature Center, 9520 Valley Rd (Route 522), Berkeley Springs WV 25411

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:

January 14, 2020, Tuesday at 10:30am

SUBJECT: Movie “Seed: The Untold Story”

(first time aired by our group)