Welcome to Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna, Stillwater, MN

 WHAT’S COMING UP? 

Tuesday February 12, 2019 Special Added Event  

Book Discussion

FamilyMeans building, 1875 Northwestern Ave, Stillwater,

7:00 — 8:45 pm

RSVP and join us to discuss  Robin Kimmerer’s book:

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Kathy Widin from our chapter will host. Author Robin Kimmerer will speak at our Design With Nature Conference in St Paul on Saturday, February 16. A number of us know Dr Kimmerer through this book and we’re gathering the week before the conference to discuss it. To join us please RSVP to Kathy.

Here’s a review of the book from the StarTribune.

 


Saturday February 16, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Design With Nature Conference: 

Healing and Restoring our Relationship with Nature

James B. Woulfe Hall in Anderson Student Center

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

Program

Registration  Ticket prices increase after January 19th.

 

LARRY WEANER, ASLA  

Living in the Liberated Landscape: How our gardens and landscapes can be a source of environmental change

Larry Weaner is founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates in Philadelphia, PA in 1982, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science, and the traditions of garden design. His design and restoration work spans more than ten states and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalLandscape Architecture MagazineGarden DesignAmerican GardenerWildflower Magazine, and ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog.

In 1990, Larry developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), a conference and workshop series dedicated to advancing the art and science of natural landscape design. This influential series received the 2016 New England Wildflower Society’s first annual Regional Impact Award.

Larry is the co-author of Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change with Tom Christopher (Timber Press, 2016). Their book received a 2017 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society.
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MICHAEL LYNCH

Botanical Wanderings: Building a personal relationship with nature

Michael Lynch is a botanist and restoration ecologist, who studied Applied Plant Science at the University of Minnesota. He has worked for the City of Minnetonka as a Natural Resource Technician and is now an independent Botanist and Restoration Ecologist, offering his services and expertise to municipalities and individuals.

Michael is the founder of popular Facebook group Botanical Wanderings, encouraging people to become more enthusiastic about getting out into nature, to discuss and share images of plants and biomes visited.
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ROBIN WALL KIMMERER, Ph.D. 

The Language of Plants: How traditional indigenous teachings can help heal our relationship with Nature

Robin Kimmerer is Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and Director of The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY Syracuse. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and combines her heritage with her scientific and environmental passions.

Robin is the author of numerous scientific articles and the books Gathering Moss, which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing in 2005, and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, released in 2013. In 2015 she addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.”

As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

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If so, please contact the Silent Auction Chair, with a 10 word or less description, a value, and a minimum bid (optional). Items are to be brought to the conference ASAP after registration tables open so that they can be paired with their bid sheet and put on display. Thank you!

 


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. 

 


 

OUR MISSION

 WHAT’S COMING UP?  Tuesday February 12, 2019 Special Added Event   Book Discussion FamilyMeans building, 1875 Northwestern Ave, Stillwater, 7:00 — 8:45 pm RSVP and join us to discuss  Robin Kimmerer’s book: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Kathy Widin from our chapter will host. Author Robin Kimmerer will speak at our Design With… Read more »