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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 »

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 »

Native Plants Lite Class a Success!

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By Marty MacCleery, Education Committee Chair In early 2019, the president of the Wild Ones River City Board, Marty A, proclaimed that it was time to implement a Native Plants program for new members, however, simple the first program may be! No more talk… just action!  The Education Committee chose an evening in spring for the… Read more »

“Sustaining Soil Communities” Recap

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“Sustaining Soil Communities” a presentation by Mike Klug Wild Ones River City Chapter – Monday, April 15, 2019 Written by Nancy Bedell Mike was employed by Michigan State University at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek for his entire career. As a result, he has studied soil because he worked right… Read more »