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 Kuennecke, Board-Roger Mercier.
OUR NEXT EVENT IS:
September 12, Tuesday: 10:30am
“Preparing Your Garden For Winter”. A free seminar offered by the Blue Ridge Wild Ones. To be held Tues 9/12/2017 at 10:30am in Berkeley Springs at Star Eagle Gardens (http://www.StarEagle.org). Bring your chair. FMI & directions, see: http://blueridge.wildones.org RSVP to: email@example.com
Regards, Donna Stekli – Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary
OUR LAST EVENT WAS:
August 26th, Saturday: 9am-2pm: We had info available at the Tomato Fest in Shepherdstown WV. Our booth was combined with Star Eagle Garden’s booth.
FMI, see: http://extension.wvu.edu/berkeley/news/2017/07/28/tomato-fest
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