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Sustainable Landscape Design: Presented by Denise Sandoval of Good Natured Landscapes

August 21, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM

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


Presentation Description: Learn tips and suggestions for designing a more sustainable landscape, which includes various elements such as wildlife habitat, water, and energy conservation.  Denise Sandoval will share the high level process she takes when designing around existing landscapes or creating new landscapes.

Denise Sandoval is the landscape designer and owner of Good-Natured Landscapes LLC whose mission is to create beautiful, functional, and Earth friendly landscapes for the past 11 years.  Every one of her designs focuses on sustainable practices and features native plants.  One of her design projects received the Chicago Wilderness Native Landscaping and Conservation Award in 2014.  Her  greatest  inspiration comes  from the natural world.  She enjoys sharing and learning from others through her blog, Facebook page, and nature walks.

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September Shrub and Tree Sale, Hosted by Green Community Connections

Green Community Connections, one of our partner organizations, is having a fall shrub and tree sale. Fall is the best time to plant these large woody species because they will focus on establishing their roots systems. 

It will be by pre-order only, opening August 5, 2016. Pre-orders end September 17, 2016. Pick up is September 24, 2016. Ordering will take place here (same place as our Native Plant Sale):


Did You Buy a Shrub/Tree in 2015? Let Us Know

We would love to know how they are doing.  If you have a pic of it in flower or if happened to get berries, we would appreciate it if you could share with us.  Send an e-mail or reply to this newsletter.

August 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Show Me-Help Me

Good Shepherd Church 
611 Randolph Street in Oak Park, IL

Visit a garden that Ginger Vanderveer (former board member of WCWO) started a long time ago when she got involved with native plants.  The garden is constantly evolving, and now they are working on selecting for shorter natives to help with visibility at the corner.  There are many great natives to view (and there might be some to take home).   See how a religious organization carries out its stewardship principle of the earth.  

The visit will be at Good Shepherd church at 611 Randolph Street in Oak Park, IL.

Please complete the form to RSVP:  Limit of 15 participants.

Curious what a Show Me-Help Me Day is? 

Show Me-Help Me Day is a Wild Ones® concept that involves visiting members’ properties so the owner(s) may show visitors their site or get instructive help from visitors to their site.  Visitors can ask questions, offer suggestions and share knowledge on natural landscaping for that particular location.  It is meant to be an educational day with information exchange and networking among participants.  These outings lack the formality associated with a garden  showcase tour.  At a Show Me-Help Me Day  you get down-to-earth ideas.  

Would you like to have a Show Me-Help Me at your yard or institution's garden?  Send Stephanie an e-mail here to sign your yard up:

Add Your Yard to Our Wildlife Corridor

There are so many great gardens out there!  If you haven't added your yard yet and you have native plants, please consider completing the form. If your garden is already on our map, you can view it.  If you'd like to add a description,  you can also do so on the form.  Please enter your address, and the complete the other fields.  We can then update the info.  For example, you can look at 211 Randolph St and see the plants in that garden. Wildlife Corridor form:

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

Upcoming Events:

September 10, 2016 (2-3 PM): Show Me-Help Me with emphasis on the Help Me. Come and help a new homeowner make some decisions about reducing lawn and planting native gardens, fruit trees, and an edible garden. RSVP here:

September 11, 2016 (Noon to 3 pm): We will be at Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest, IL for their Monarch Migration Celebration.  Come see us!

September 18, 2016 (2:30-4:30 PM):  Fall Preparations: Clean-up, Seed Collecting/Storing, and Expanding Garden Beds


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