Posts By: Wild Ones River City Chapter

September Program Recap

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September Program Recap Soil Amendments – Beyond Compost  Presented by Tom Wilkinson, author Tom Wilkinson was concerned that too much organic material was being sent to landfills. He began composting the organic material from his household waste and then improved his compost with red worms, creating a vermicomposting system. He sold his vermicompost at the… Read more »

National & Chapter Forum

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National & Chapter Forum  August 2019  Download the 2019-08 National Chapter Forum INTRODUCTION  Somehow August has flown by, and here at the WILD Center, Monarchs are dining on Blazing Star Liatris, Sweet Brown-Eyed Susan, and Joe Pye Weed to fuel up for their journey south. It’s a beautiful time of year to enjoy natural landscaping,… Read more »

August 19, 2019 Program Recap 

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August 19, 2019 Program Recap Restoring Native Habitat in an Urban Setting Presented by Justin Heslinga, Stewardship Director, Land Conservancy of West Michigan It was a warm August evening when Wild Ones River City Chapter members and friends met at The Highlands on Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids. There was a great turnout of 60… Read more »

Wild Ones National & Chapter Forum

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National & Chapter Forum July 2019  Download the 2019-07 National Chapter Forum   INTRODUCTION  Much of July has focused on technology and communication to help us reach more people and teach them about the importance of native plants. By working together, Membership Chairs and other chapter officers, members, and staff have enabled Wild Ones to reach… Read more »

June 17, 2019 Program Recap

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JUNE 17, 2019 PROGRAM RECAP by Ruth Oldenburg, Communication Chair If We Build It They Will Come: Research Results on Prairie Management Presented by Dr. Rob Keys, Professor of Science, Cornerstone University It was an overcast evening, and 16 Wild Ones members made the hour drive to the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute near Hastings. Enthusiasm… Read more »

A Tale of Two Poppies

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A Tale of Two Poppies Compiled by Joyce Tuharsky Rarely do you find two plants that look so much alike, with similar names, but have such different management concerns. That is the case with two plants commonly known as Celandine. The Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), also known as the Wood Poppy, is one of our… Read more »