Posts Tagged: speakers

Recap of The Amphibians of Chicago by Joey Cavataio

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Recap of The Amphibians of Chicago presented by Joey Cavataio Joey Cavataio condensed many years of experience and research into a beautifully presented talk for us on Feb 25.  Along with the lovely images of our area’s amphibians, another welcome sight was the many middle-schoolers who were attending for an extra credit assignment from their… Read more »

Citizen Science Projects

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Our June 25, 2017 program featuring Dr. Emily Minor (UIC Urban Ecologist) focused on the many citizen science projects available.  These are projects that include data/observations made by laypeople and can be used for research by scientists.     Citizen science may sound difficult, but it is really as easy as looking out your window… Read more »

Beautifully Natural Garden Conference 2017

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Thank you to everyone who attended the conference.  We were pleased to be able to bring these two accomplished professionals to the Chicago area. Both of their messages were grounded in deep experience, were very practical, yet very inspiring.  Rick Darke’s lecture was a wonderful and rare mix of philosophy, reflection, practical how-to advice, and… Read more »

5 Reasons to Attend the Beautifully Natural Garden Conference

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5 Reasons to Attend the Beautifully Natural Garden Conference Rick Darke and Heather Holm are two top-notch speakers and experts in their respective fields who will bring emerging and important information to you.  If you are thinking of attending our conference on February 11, 2017 but need a little extra convincing–here it is!   1. Learn… Read more »

Invasives Presentation Recap

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The Problem The topic of invasive plants can be a prickly one.  Burning Bushes, Barberry Bushes, Callery Pears, and Asian Honeysuckles are very popular landscaping choices as are the latest plants that the horticultural industry is selling, most of which have been imported from other continents solely for decorative purposes in a yard.  Invasives do… Read more »


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Our First Native Plant Sale was a Great Success! Thanks to your enthusiastic participation, nearly 750 additional native plants will be growing in our communities this Spring!  The money we raised will provide resources to help us bring in expert speakers and create demonstration gardens in parks and schools.  Together we’re making the West Cook… Read more »