WHAT’S COMING UP?
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Chapter Meeting
FamilyMeans building, 1875 Northwestern Ave, Stillwater,
7:00 — 8:45 pm
Urban Oasis: Landscape Gardening with Native Plants
Jeremy Mayberg, retired architect and accomplished photographer, will present his approach to creating an urban oasis through gardening with native plants.
In 2003, Marty Rice, one of the founders of Wild Ones Twin Cities Chapter hired Erik Olson of Out Back Nursery to design and assist her in the conversion of her backyard into a native garden. In December 2007, Marty and her husband Jeff sold their home to Jeremy and Amy-Ann Mayberg. Concerned the new owners might plow the garden under and replant a lawn, Marty and Jeff called upon the new owners the day they moved in. Over coffee and muffins they told of Wild Ones and the native plant gardens they had created out back. Marty urged them to experience one growing season before doing anything in the garden.
Marty’s passion for native plants was infectious. Jeremy caught the bug and has been the steward of this magnificent urban oasis for the last eleven years. He now sits on the Board of Wild Ones Twin Cities and is the Program Chair of this year’s Design with Nature Conference. The garden has been featured in Lynn Steiner’s Prairie Style Gardens, Evelyn Hadden’s Beautiful No Mow Lawns and was featured as one of the 2017 Twin Cities Best Gardens by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Free and everyone is welcome.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
When you join or renew your Wild Ones membership you enable us to continue offering programs like these. A portion of every membership fee goes to fund our chapter programs.
WHAT WE DO
We sponsor monthly programs on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are free and the public is welcome. Come join us if you’re interested in gardening with native plants and enjoying natural landscapes.
Our 2019 meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month at the FamilyMeans building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with brief announcements and then our speaker at 7 pm.
Garden tours/field trips are typically held on weekends. and occur year-round.
Read about these benefits of membership.
We join with other Minnesota Wild Ones chapters to present an annual Design with Nature Conference.