Posts By: Patrick Hogan

Join West Cook Wild Ones and Win

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Joining Wild Ones West Cook chapter turns your concerns of biodiversity and sustainable environmentalism into local action. In 2020 alone, our plant sale brought native plants to 366 gardens, despite the pandemic. Our monthly programs and conferences spread awareness of native plants’ benefits and offer expert insights for experienced gardeners and nature-lovers. Through our grant… Read more »

2021 Photo Contest

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Native Plants in Fall and Winter At the end of the year, we send holiday cards to our members, and we would like to get you all involved! For our December 2021 card, we would love to choose a photo from a West Cook Wild Ones member. Our 2021 holiday card will feature the winning… Read more »

2020 Garden Tour

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Native Gardens Through the Seasons: A Virtual Walk      Get a virtual, behind-the-scenes look at three gorgeous, Oak Park and Berwyn native gardens though the seasons!  To help keep everyone safe during the pandemic, we transformed our annual garden walk into a live webinar. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the “tour”… Read more »

2020 Members’ Party and Board Election

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West Cook Wild Ones is a member-driven organization. We ask all members to save the date for our January membership party. We will celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 and plan for 2020, including electing our board. We will also have winter sowing supplies and native seeds available for planting.   Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:00… Read more »

2019 Garden Tour

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Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:00–4:00 PM Are you curious about native plant gardening? Join us on Saturday, August 10, to see gardens brimming with life and beauty and talk with the gardeners who created them. Birds, Bees and Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour, sponsored by West Cook… Read more »

Spring 2019 Native Plant Sale

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Now is the time to place your order for the native plant sale. Choose from over 100 species of native flowering plants, ferns, grasses, and sedges. They will provide beauty, habitat, and food for wildlife, as well as absorbing storm water and carbon. Order on our shopify site. Pickup is Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.–2… Read more »

Wild Ones at the One Earth Film Festival

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The One Earth Film Festival opens this weekend with showings throughout the day around the metropolitan area. Search or browse the selections by date, topic, and location at the One Earth Film Festival website.

Beauty and the Wild at Conference

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Home gardeners, landscape designers, and conservationists gathered at Triton College last week for West Cook Wild Ones’ The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference. Speakers Claudia West and Benjamin Vogt addressed different facets of native plant gardening, at times in stark contrast. West addressed aesthetics of a landscape and the emotions it evokes. Vogt struck a note… Read more »

Show Me – Help Me Gardens 2019

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Planning is underway at West Cook Wild Ones for a series of Show Me – Help Me garden visits. Show Me-Help Me Day is a Wild Ones® concept, focused on informal conversation and knowledge sharing. Members may show visitors established gardens and share how they got there or get instructive help on the challenges of… Read more »