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Do something hopeful, life-affirming and earth-friendly: join West Cook Wild Ones for our Midwest Native Gardening Basics Lecture Series.

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Please join us for the third presentation in our Midwest Native Gardening Basics series.

Native Garden Q & A

Are you curious about native plants? Are you a veteran gardener and want to jump into this world? Or maybe you're looking for an activity to do with your kids that's earth-friendly -- but you've never planted a thing? Get your questions answered! All questions -- simple to complex-- are welcome. How do I plant natives? Where do I buy them? How often should I water them? Which plants are best to start with? Which plants are easiest to propagate by cuttings vs. seeds? What's the best way to incorporate natives into an established garden? Our experts will help you address these questions and more.

After registering, you will receive a Zoom link.

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Monica Buckley, owner of Red Stem Native Landscapes, spent most of her childhood summers playing near her Chicago home where giant silk moths emerged from homely brown cocoons, yellow tiger swallowtail butterflies graced the treetops, and beautiful songbirds dive bombed for caterpillars. Life would take Monica into the world of publishing for many years until her passion for native gardens and the wildlife they support demanded her full attention and she opened Red Stem in 2013.

Sarah Michehl is the Community Engagement Specialist for The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. She advises landowners on using native plants in their yards as well as larger-scale restoration and has worked in the environmental field for the last 18 years. She's been landscaping with native plants for 13 years and is restoring her own tiny corner of oak woodland. You'll often find her in her yard with her dog and two kids staring at her plants.

Banner photo credit: Sarah Michehl


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This event is part 3 of our 3 part series on Midwest Native Gardening Basics Please join us for these other related programs:

February 21, 2:30: “Top 10 Things Native Gardeners Need to Know” with Chicago-based horticulturist Ken Williams.

Register for February here.

March 21, 2:30: “Native Plants Through the Seasons” with Denise Sandoval of Good Natured Landscapes in Naperville, Illinois.

Register for March here.

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