Woodland, Savanna, Prairie: How Native Plant Communities Fit In Your Garden
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Chicagoland's Native Plant Communities and How They Relate to Your Garden by Iza Redlinski Discover how to use native plant communities of Northern Illinois to guide your garden design as Chicago area ecologist, Iza Redlinski gives us a tour of woodland, savanna and prairie communities. Please join West Cook Wild Ones for the first virtual presentation in our four part series: "Bringing Native Plant Communities Home."
Any spot in your yard can have a beautiful native plant growing in it - all you have to do is find the right plant for the right environment - the best way is to mimic nature. This presentation will walk you through some of our region's main plant communities and point out more and less common native plants present in given conditions, and how you can adopt them in your garden.
Iza is an ecologist, a volunteer steward and a native plant fanatic. She started growing native plants in her garden more than 10 years ago and has not stopped. Her love for native plants stem from working as a restoration ecologist on large prairie and wetland mosaics, and was then refined by spending more time in increasingly urban spaces. She is an optimist believing in a brighter future in which individuals, institutions, corporations and governments heal the land while healing our communities - both physically and mentally. Native plants, of course, will be a large part of the equation.
This event is Part 1 in our 4 part series Bringing Native Plant Communities Home.
Please watch for these related programs:
April 10: Bringing the Woodland Home with Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm
May 15: Bringing the Savanna Home with Julia Bunn of The Spirited Gardener
June 12: Bringing the Prairie Home with Drew Reaves of Save Our Prairie Society