Posts Categorized: Community

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.

West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments

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West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments We are grateful for all of the joyful energy of our members, volunteers, and supporters over this past year. Thanks to all of you 2017 was a year of action for us. Next year will be even better.  Embracing senescence It’s hard to believe it’s almost time to say… Read more »

Local Schools Plant Habitat Gardens

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May has been an especially hopeful month this year with all of our young people getting involved in making a big difference for the environment.  In Oak Park and River Forest, local schools have been busy planning, researching, and planting their native plants to support biodiversity and learning. Dominican University recently put in a large… Read more »

Quick and Easy Newsletter Sign-up

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If you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter, simply click on the link and complete the short form. When we send out information about upcoming programs/events, you’ll receive it in your mailbox: West Cook Wild Ones Sign-up    

West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor

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West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor Map–Watch It Grow Our goal is to gather pledges from at least two yards/landscapes (public or private) on every block between Thatcher Woods and Columbus Park.  To pledge your yard send an e-mail to westcook@outlook.com West Cook Wild Ones has been engaging residents… Read more »

“Jens Jensen The Living Green”

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Celebrate the urban conservation movement in one of the world’s most spectacular urban settings, Thursday, June 19. Join director Carey Lundin, WTTW program host and producer Geoffrey Baer, and planting designer of Chicago’s Lurie Garden, Piet Oudolf for the free Millennium Park premiere of “Jens Jensen The Living Green”(link to www.jensjensenthelivinggreen.org/) on The Screen at… Read more »

Free Preview of Jens Jensen – The Living Green

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Join us at the One Earth Film Festival Jens Jensen The Living Green Saturday, March 8, 2014 2 Pm to 4 PM Triton College, River Grove This award winning documentary portrays how Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860 – 1951) rose from street sweeper, to ‘dean of landscape architecture’, to pioneering conservationist in troubled, early Chicago. At… Read more »

Ginger Brown, WIldOnes Membership Chair

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My life began in 1960 on an island in the Caribbean (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands). Some of my happiest memories were of sitting in a tree and observing nature. When I moved to Oak Park I started gardening using cultivars. In 1998 my 100 year old Elm died and suddenly my front yard had… Read more »

29th Annual Native Plant Management Seminar

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CAMPTON HILLS, IL Reservations for Garfield Farm Museum’s 29th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held on Saturday, February 22nd from 8:30 am-4:30pm are now being taken. From backyard gardeners, home owner associations to owners of natural area acreage, this seminar covers all the key methods and techniques of preserving and using… Read more »