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 Kuennecke, Board-Hope Redmond.
OUR NEXT EVENT IS:
July 9, 2019 Tuesday at 10:30am
Stepping Stone Workshop!
We will have a workshop on making your own Stepping Stone! Materials (main stone & accessories to make it look great) will be available for $10. C’mon & have some fun with your gardening friends! Make it however you like!
We have working spots at $10 (for the materials; please bring cash) and RSVP needed (see below).
Non-working spots are FREE, but you won’t have near as much fun!
LOCATION: Star Eagle Garden, 1437 Pious Ridge Rd, Berkeley Springs WV (Joyce Morningstar’s)
http://www.stareagle.org/ (Directions can be found on the website) 304-258-6247
RSVP please! (To Donna below) so we will be able to accommodate those attending.
Donna Stekli, Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary
We are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BRwildones/
Wild Ones Blue Ridge Chapter
OUR LAST EVENT WAS:
June 11, 2019 Tuesday at 10:30am
Blue Ridge Wild Ones was hosted by Watermark Woods Native Plants in Hamilton VA
A great time was had by all!