Wild Ones Capital Region NY Chapter serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie Counties.
Wild Ones Habitat Gardening in Central New York Chapter serves central New York state.
Wild Ones Mid-Hudson Valley (Seedling) Chapter serves communities in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, and Putnam counties and adjacent areas.
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Upcoming Chapter Events in New York
Seed Ball Make & TossHosted by Wild Ones Long Island Seedling
Bush Terminal Piers Park, NY, 11232 Map
Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Lots of Physical Activity
On Saturday, December 2 at 1:00 PM the Brooklyn Community of our Wild Ones NY Metro/Long Island Chapter will be holding a family-oriented ‘Seed Ball’ making afternoon at the Bush Terminal Park, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with the goal of increasing biodiversity at the park in two areas - one coastal, and one wooded. The wooded area is on infill with a lack of native species.
Learn about cold stratification, the importance of native plants, and how seed balls can be a fun and effective means of re-introducing native plants in our neighborhoods.
Seed balls will be created using locally collected native seed such as Evening Primrose, Frost Aster, Boneset, Bottlebrush Grass, White Avens, White Wood Aster, Smooth Aster, Bluestem Goldenrod, Woodbine/Virgin’s Bower, White Snakeroot, and Gray Birch. Attendees may also take home some seed balls that can either be tossed into neglected areas or one’s own garden.
The event is hosted by Wild Ones Brooklyn Community Leader Rachel Goldstein and featuring seed collector Patrick Over, in conjunction with Robin Kilmer from the PS 516K PTA.
Patrick Over is a seed collector from Greenbelt Native Plant Center, a native plant nursery run by the New York City Parks Department. In the seven years he has worked there, he has developed a passion for the flora and ecology of New York City. He strives to share with others what he has learned from New York's more than human world.
Rachel holds a horticulture certificate from NYBG and a Native Plant U certificate from SUNY Westchester, has worked as a volunteer at Greenbelt in Staten Isl., the Lady Bird Johnson Demonstration Garden at SUNY Westchester, and in her own native plantings in Kensington Brooklyn.
Organizing with Rachel will be Robin Kilmer, a parent, PTA member, and Wild Ones member who will involve students from the local school, PS 516 K. She has completed horticulture certificate coursework at BBG. Also a volunteer at Greenbelt, she grows native plants in containers behind her building in Sunset Park, and has also led neighborhood spotted lanternfly smooshing expeditions.
This will be a fun and educational afternoon. Don’t miss it!
NOTE: Do not navigate to Bush Terminal Park, as the main entrance is under construction. Instead navigate to https://maps.app.goo.gl/VDVgmxLdxJcbn4Lz7 . Park there, and walk along the path behind the chain link fence. Walk 0.3 miles to the bathroom facility in the park, past the athletic fields. Tables will be set up near the bathroom facility.
WOMV Annual Chapter Meeting Members OnlyHosted by Wild Ones Mohawk Valley Chapter
Members Only Free Event
WOMV Annual Chapter Meeting
Only official dues-paying Wild Ones members may attend chapter meetings and vote in elections. Our email newsletters and other presentations and events are open to everyone. The annual meeting will be followed at 2pm by "The Little Things That Run the World" presentation which will be open to all.
Annual Meeting & Member AppreciationHosted by Wild Ones Capital Region NY Chapter
Westbrook Room @ Guilderland Library, 2228 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY, 12084 Map
Public Welcome Free Event Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains
Celebratory event! Enjoy a recap of all the work our chapter did over the year and and vote on the 2024 leadership, if you would like to have a direct impact on the direction of our chapter please reach out we would love to discuss the perfect opportunity for you.
The Little Things that Run the WorldHosted by Wild Ones Mohawk Valley Chapter
Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation
“The Little Things that Run the World” presented by Janet Allen.
People know pollinators are important, especially since we depend on them for much of our food, but pollinators have a larger role in the world beyond our farms. And we’re now finding alarming declines in the kinds and sheer numbers of all insects, the foundation of the food web. Learn how you can support these “little things that run the world” in your own yard — and why it matters. Janet Allen is president and co-founder of the Syracuse Wild Ones chapter Habitat Gardening in Central New York (HGCNY). She is a past member of the Wild Ones Board of Directors. Open to all. RSVP to [email protected] for Zoom link.
Leadership Meeting Dec - Capital Region NYHosted by Wild Ones Capital Region NY Chapter
Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Board Meeting
Leadership meetings consist of a brief report from each leadership position. Topics discussed typically include upcoming events, any income & potential fundraisers, plant sales & propagation, and other chapter business. This event is better suited to someone who is a member but we welcome anyone who is interested to attend. Please email [email protected] for the zoom link or to add anything to the agenda.