What does it take to move 11,500 plants? Then organize them into 629 orders for 500 people? A lot of dedicated volunteers in a well-organized system! (Other fun facts: 580 milkweed plants of different species; 100 asters and 250 goldenrods-yay! Good news for pollinators in the fall.) There would be no West Cook Wild Ones […] Continue reading "Loving on our volunteers!"
Announcing: Recipients of Garden for Nature Grant West Cook Wild Ones launches its 2021 Garden for Nature program by announcing grants totaling close to $5,000 to 11 nonprofit and public organizations in the Chicago area. Garden for Nature 2021 grants range from $250 to $1,000 to be used solely to buy native plants or seeds. […] Continue reading "Announcing: 2021 Recipients of Garden for Nature Grant"
Call for Native Plant Gardens West Cook Wild Ones needs a few good gardens like yours. We are working hard to promote the value of gardening with native plants and to educate homeowners, condos, churches, schools, and businesses on how it is done. Like you, we believe that native gardens are beautiful islands of biodiversity […] Continue reading "Call for Native Plant Gardens"
New Year’s Resolutions West Cook Wild Ones Style –By Byron Lanning New Year’s resolutions don’t always need to be about self-improvement. How about some planet-improvement resolutions? For instance, readers of the New York Times sent in their ideas for resolutions to help the planet. Here are some West Cook Wild Ones’ resolutions for planet Earth. […] Continue reading "New Year’s Resolutions West Cook Wild Ones Style"
Announcing: Recipients of Garden for Nature Grant West Cook Wild Ones launches its 2020 Garden for Nature program by announcing grants totaling more than $4,500 to 14 nonprofit and public organizations in the Chicago area. About the grant and the process: Garden for Nature funds projects mainly in western Cook County that engage young people […] Continue reading "Announcing: Recipients of Garden for Nature Grant"
The board of West Cook Wild Ones is volunteering with other local organizations to support their efforts at incorporating native plants in the landscape. Over at the Morton Freshman Center, science teacher Kevin O’Toole has led the creation, installation, and maintenance of a 5,000 sq ft (and growing) Monarch garden as the foundation for a […] Continue reading "WCWO in the Community"
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. Continue reading "Wild Ones at the One Earth Film Festival"
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 Its hard to believe its almost time to say […] Continue reading "West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments"
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 […] Continue reading "Local Schools Plant Habitat Gardens"
Article about our wildlife corridor, features an interview with Pam: http://www.greencommunityconnections.org/pam-todd-is-wild-about-the-prairie/ Continue reading "West Cook Wild One’s Pam Todd on Backyard Prairies"