Welcome to the Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones

Currently 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 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 bimonthly 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-Roger Mercier.

Email: gardener@astarz.com

OUR NEXT EVENT IS: 

August 26th, Saturday: 9am-2pm rain or shine: We will have info available at the Tomato Fest in Shepherdstown WV. Our booth is combined with Star Eagle Garden’s booth.

FMI, see: http://extension.wvu.edu/berkeley/news/2017/07/28/tomato-fest

Regards, Donna Stekli – Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary
gardener@astarz.com

 

OUR LAST EVENT WAS: 

June 13, Tues: 10:30am-12:30pm: Wild Ones Fun Event!

Where:  Watermark Woods – www.watermarkwoods.com

16765 Hamilton Station Road, Hamilton VA 20158

We had a wonderful day. Watermark Woods was so accommodating  with a nice overview first & then a tour & then plant shopping! TY for the waterbottles! 

We went to Watermark Woods, a native plant nursery in Hamilton, Virginia.  We were given a short presentation on “Native Plant Trivia”.  It was so much fun!  They had many natives, including some rare ones.  You can go to the website to see the IMPRESSIVE list of plants in stock. 


See our CALENDAR page up above for a complete list of activities!

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

Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones