Shrub and Tree Sale Closes This Sunday~New Habitat Gardens~Help Us Pick a Heather Holm Presentation
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Reminder: Preparing for Fall: Clean-up, Seed Collecting, Expanding Beds

September 18, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM

Room 259, The Priory, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest, IL

Presentation Description:  Make next year more filled with life and beauty in your gardens.  What you do in the fall will have a huge impact on the biodiversity in your yard next year.  In this program presented by Stephanie Walquist (butterfly gardener and WCWO Vice-president), we will discuss the preparations that we can do in the fall to make next year even more beautiful and filled with life.

You will learn why and how to:
  • do an ecologically thoughtful (science-based) fall preparation for your gardens
  • collect seeds, clean them, and store them with a quick review about wintersowing
  • expand/create garden beds with minimal effort and yield maximum results next year.
Free and open to the public.


Pre-Orders for the Tree & Shrub Sale Close This Sunday 9/18 at 6 PM

Pick up is September 24, 2016 9 am to 1 pm.

 You can order here:

Pick up information: The location will be the parking lot at Euclid Methodist Church, on Washington one block east of Oak Park Ave. The lot entrance is on the east side of Euclid, just south of Washington. Some parking is available there and on the street.

Due to the size and cost of these items, there will be no additional available the day of the sale, but only through pre-orders on this site.

VOLUNTEERS Needed for the 23rd (delivery and set-up) and for pick-up day, the 24th: Sign-up here:

Good Earth will be there to sell some plants too. 


Added Native Plants to Your Landscape?  Let Us Know

Our corridor is growing. Please help us with this important endeavor if you haven't yet. Wildlife Corridor form: You can also update your garden's description on the form as well.  Thanks!

Check out our Wildlife Corridor (AKA Habitat Corridor):  West Cook Wild Ones Corridor Map

Help Us Decide--Your Input Needed for the February 11, 2017 Conference

Heather Holm has so many different presentations to offer, and we can only pick ONE for the conference. Won't you help us decide?  Please complete this form:

Upcoming Events:

October 16, 2016 (2:30-4:30 PM):  The Power of Observation: Making and Keeping a Nature Journal/Sketchbook by Sallie Wolf

November 20, 2016 (2:30-4:30 PM): Rain Gardens for Beauty, Wildlife, and Stormwater Control by Monica Buckley of Red Stem Landscaping and Charlotte Adelman author of Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Non-native Flowers and Plants and Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees (forthcoming).

NOTE: This will be our last program at The Priory.  We will keep you updated on future locations.  

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