Our Vision: This chapter encompasses the Louisville Metro area and Southern Indiana. We host spring speakers, an early summer "Show Me, Help Me Day," and summer tours of native plant gardens, fall board elections and seed/plant exchange at an indoor potluck dinner, and winter speakers. Meetings focus on what can be done to naturalize our residential properties. The fourth Saturday of each month is the Chapter adopted Wildflower Woods Work Session (weather permitting) Location: Wildflower Woods is in Cherokee Park between Cherokee Parkway, Barney Avenue and the Scenic Loop.
Wild Ones Louisville Chapter
P.O. Box 4593
Louisville, KY 40204
Join the Louisville Metro Wild Chapter
Wild Ones in Louisville? Yes! Our local chapter was formed March 1998 and we already have over 100 people on our mailing list. It shows the phenomenal interest for native plants and landscape restoration in our area.
Wild Ones was formed in 1979 as a direct outgrowth of a natural landscaping workshop taught by Lorrie Otto and offered by the Schlitz Audubon Center of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A nucleus of nine people became intensely interested in this new concept as an alternative to the great American lawn. They united, dedicated to the idea that it is far better to use plants adapted to their own soils and climate than to struggle trying to maintain exotic plantings.
Become a member of Wild Ones and learn how to grow your own natural yard full of native American plant species that provide habitat for a multitude of wildlife. The local chapter provides a venue for educating members and sharing information about native plant species, restoration techniques, plant rescues and exchanges, seed gatherings, as well as tours and slide programs. See the membership page for details.
Meetings are held quarterly. See the latest issue of the newsletter for current information.
Chapter Officers and Board Members
Portia Brown, President / Newsletter Editor
Mike Edelen, Vice President
Amy Adevich-Akin, Secretary / Webmaster
Rick Harned, Treasurer / Newsletter Editor
Ward Wilson, Advisor / Wildflower Woods
Phyllis Fitzgerald, Advisor / Publicity
Links to Additional Resources
Wild Ones: -- Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. For more information check out the National Wild Ones Facebook page.