The Gibson Woods Chapter of Wild Ones continues to grow as the interest in gardening with native plants increases. The gardeners learn more about native plants, from what works well for your soil type to what attracts birds and butterflies. After all, the purpose of natural landscaping is to put something back for the original inhabitants of any given area and make the landscape more environmentally sound.
Meetings are normally held the 1st Saturday of the month at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, located at 6201 Parrish Ave. in Hammond at 10AM.
It is also interesting and educational to learn about native plants and their traditional uses. Members research a different plant each month and share the information at each meeting. Guest speakers are scheduled when possible and a native plant sale is held each spring. If you are interested in incorporating natives in your landscape, Gibson Woods Wild Ones would be glad to help.
Local native plant enthusiasts are happy to share their knowledge of growing wildflowers and grasses. This group can help you start naturalizing your yard to attract butterflies and birds and to make it more environmentally friendly. Field trips and guest speakers may be scheduled throughout the year. Meetings are normally held the 1st Saturday of the month at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, located at 6201 Parrish Ave. in Hammond at 10AM
Wild Ones 2018 Upcoming meeting Schedule
June 2-Cathy Misch, Buckley Homestead, Bringing Natives to Your Park
July and August-NO MEETINGS
September 8-Wild Ones Meeting Participants, Reflecting on our Summer Gardens
October 6-Dolly Foster, Wild Ones member and LCMG, Seed Collecting and Cleaning Workshop
November 4-Keith Nowakowski, Landscaper/Author, Incorporating Native Plants into Your Garden
December 1-Tree Decorating Naturally-Potluck Luncheon