What’s in a name? Looking at the creative names gardeners give waystations.

From a database of 37,000 monarch garden names, we learned what ideas and concepts people have about monarch gardens. Gardens were often named after the place they were located, family members, animals, or mortality. Beyond being creative and pun-filled, garden names provide an insight into how people connect with their gardens and monarch conservation. Continue reading "What’s in a name? Looking at the creative names gardeners give waystations."

Mitigation of Chronic Health

The Native Plants: Healthy Planet & Healthy People series explores the importance of strengthening biodiversity resilience by protecting and restoring native plants and natural landscapes. This series seeks to channel biodiversity through a healthcare lens and examine its relationship with human chronic, acute, and mental health. If more people understand how entwined biodiversity is with human health, perhaps policy-makers will take biodiversity resilience more seriously. Continue reading "Mitigation of Chronic Health"

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Celebrating a landmark achievement, Wild Ones has now united over 10,000 members in a shared mission to cultivate healthier ecosystems through native plants. This journey, from its inception to its pivotal role in the environmental movement, underscores the growing public commitment to ecological stewardship. The organization's evolution—fueled by educational initiatives, the rising tide of environmental consciousness, and a community-driven response to global challenges—reflects a profound shift towards sustainability. As Wild Ones continues to expand its reach and impact, this milestone is a testament to the collective commitment to a world where native plants and natural landscapes thrive in every community. Continue reading "Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow"

Save the date: Wild Ones Annual Membership Meeting

The Wild Ones Annual Member Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6-7:30 p.m. CT. We encourage you to attend! The annual meeting of the members is an opportunity for Wild Ones members to learn about the organization, review performance reports, and recognize chapters and volunteers making an extraordinary impact! Continue reading "Save the date: Wild Ones Annual Membership Meeting"