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What’s New

National WO Webinar: Green Infrastucture

 This series is a follow-up to Eric’s presentation in December, 2021 “Native Plants, Phytoremediation & Green Infrastructure.”   Each topic in this Green Infrastructure series will go more in depth on how phytoremediation (using plants to clean up soil, air, and water containing hazardous contaminants) works and cover a wider range of contaminants and native […] Continue reading "National WO Webinar: Green Infrastucture"

Virtual Symposium: Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens

Western Reserve Land Conservancy of Ohio recently hosted this virtual symposium, consisting of 5 sessions with 3 speakers each. There is something for everyone in this Symposium – the last session with the Caterpillar Lab could be great to watch with kids! Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens – Virtual Symposium – Western Reserve Land Conservancy […] Continue reading "Virtual Symposium: Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens"

Seminar: “Maintaining & Restoring Native Plant Gardens”

Maintaining & Restoring Native Plant Gardens with Vern Stephens Did you miss this webinar with one of Michigan’s Native Plant Growers, Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature? You can watch the recording here Watch on YouTube  Be sure to check out Vern’s presentation slides by clicking here.  This event is not sponsored by NOWO, but we […] Continue reading "Seminar: “Maintaining & Restoring Native Plant Gardens”"

March Speaker Series: Scott Tiegs, Ph.D.

Jumping Worms in Michigan:  Impacts, Identification, and Prevention Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm on ZOOM  Virtual Program (starts at 7:30 PM):  Scott Tiegs, Ph.D., Ecologist and Professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University. Invasive jumping worms have been found in a number of areas in Michigan. They are much more destructive to habitat and ecosystems […] Continue reading "March Speaker Series: Scott Tiegs, Ph.D."

Cultivating a Community of Support – A Must Watch Video

Native Plants and Every Gardener’s Role in Fostering Biodiversity Speaker Lisa Olsen is Wild Ones’ Chapter Liaison, a member and former president of the Wild Ones Front Range (Colorado) Chapter, a Colorado Native Plant Master and Certified Nursery Professional and a homegrown conservationist How do we marshal human and community resources to incorporate native plants […] Continue reading "Cultivating a Community of Support – A Must Watch Video"

Oakland Conservation District Spring Tree Sale – Preorder Now

WHEN: Pre-order now through April 13; Pick up Saturday, May 7, 10am-2pm WHERE: Pickup location at 1702 Scott Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48328 behind the Waterpark.   It’s time to order trees & shrubs! The 2022 selection of bareroot are available at discounted rates.   Plants includes a wide variety of evergreens, hardwoods, and shrubs. […] Continue reading "Oakland Conservation District Spring Tree Sale – Preorder Now"

OSU Webinar Series: Tending Nature

Tending Nature: Native Plants and Every Gardener’s Role in Fostering Biodiversity Fridays at 10AM EASTERN for 6 weeks from January 7th through February 11th Mary Gardiner, Doug Tallamy, Lisa Olsen, Bryan Danforth, Heather Holm and Debra Knapke Missed a session? Connect to webinar recordings.   Suggested readings, papers and resources can be found on the Learn With […] Continue reading "OSU Webinar Series: Tending Nature"

Leaves are NOT Litter!

Leave the Leaves to Benefit Wildlife | Xerces Society   Leave the Leaves to Benefit Wildlife By Scott Hoffman Black on 12 November 2020 It is fall again and we have harvested all of our garden produce and are making sure our outside faucets are protected against winter’s freeze. The leaves are changing color and […] Continue reading "Leaves are NOT Litter!"