LOOKING AND LEARNING AT MICHIGAN WILDFLOWER FARM By Ruth Oldenburg, WORC Communication Chair A hearty THANK YOU to Esther Durnwald and her crew at Michigan Wildflower Farm (MWF)! On June 19, over 30 Wild Ones and friends walked through the perfectly planted farm fields in Portland, about 40 minutes from Grand Rapids. What a pleasant evening […] Continue reading "LOOKING AND LEARNING AT MICHIGAN WILDFLOWER FARM"
MANOOMIN: THE STORY OF WILD RICE IN MICHIGAN * Notes from Sr. Lucille Janowiak OP with additions by Linda Shuster, WORC Members I do not recall paying much attention to the growing of Manoomin (wild rice) in Michigan, but I paid attention to researcher and author, Barbara J. Barton, as she shared her findings and stories […] Continue reading "Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan – Program Recap"
JUNE PROGRAM RECAP By Linda Shuster, WORC Member Go Beyond Beauty Presented via Zoom June 21 by Shelly Stusick Shelly Stusick is the Go Beyond Beauty Specialist at the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN). Go Beyond Beauty is one of several programs of the ISN, which is a Cooperative Species Management Area (CISMA). A […] Continue reading "June Program Recap: Go Beyond Beauty"
MAY PROGRAM RECAP By Linda Shuster, WORC Member Cultivating our Schoolyards as Habitat to Grow Scholars Who Will Become Stewards Presented via Zoom May 17 by Sally Triant, Grow Wise Learning Sally began by noting that children need nature; however, children today are spending less time in nature than previous generations. The Children and Nature […] Continue reading "May Program Recap"
APRIL 2021 PROGRAM RECAP By Sherri Brom, WORC Member Native Garden Design Presented via Zoom April 19 by Rebecca Marquardt and Amy Heilman The presentation by Rebecca Marquardt and Amy Heilman is a great accompaniment to the “Creating Your Own Native Garden Design” booklet developed by the national Wild Ones organization. Both Rebecca and Amy […] Continue reading "April 2021 Program Recap"