One of the ways Wild Ones seeks to accomplish our mission of promoting native plants and landscaping is by providing learning opportunities for both seasoned gardeners and those who are new to gardening and/or the native plant movement alike. All of these webinar opportunities are free and open to the public to attend.
"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer
March 19th at 5:00 PM (CDT)
This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time.
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.
Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter.
Join Wild Ones and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations and the Inter-Tribal Student Council on Tuesday, March 19 as we present: “Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants” with celebrated ecologist, educator and author Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson.
Join us for an enlightening webinar featuring authors, Neil Diboll and Hilary Cox, as they present their latest book, “The Gardener’s Guide to Prairie Plants.” This comprehensive compendium is a treasure trove of knowledge for gardeners looking to incorporate native prairie plants into their landscapes. Neil and Hilary will delve into the making and application…
This program will go in depth into how phytoremediation can be used to improve outdoor air quality and cover a wide range of native plant species and contaminants, including particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds, and atmospheric carbon.
This program will go in depth into how phytoremediation can be used to improve stormwater quality and cover a wide range of native plant species and contaminants, including arsenic, chlorinated solvents, sediment, and nutrient pollution.
Join Iowa attorney and business professor Rosanne Plante as she explains what to do if the “Weed Police” knock on your door!
View the Recording of “Wild Ones Presents ‘Native Plants for Improving Soil Contamination’” with Speaker Eric Fuselier
This program goes in depth into how phytoremediation can be used to improve soil quality and covers a wide range of native plant species and contaminants, including petroleum, pesticides, heavy metals, and the emerging field of “phytomining,” an exciting new form of phytotechnology where heavy metals are reclaimed from the soil for reuse.
This webinar discusses plant genetic diversity and the role it plays in our gardens, landscapes, and natural areas. The divergence between the goals of horticulture and ecology creates a conundrum for the modern gardener, especially those committed to the preservation of plant species and the organisms that depend on them for survival. Neil Diboll is…
How do we marshal human and community resources to incorporate native plants into our gardens, parks and communities? This recording was a part of the Tending Nature speaker series sponsored by The Ohio State University and has been shared with permission.
Wild Ones Presents “America’s Public Gardens: A Resource for Native Plants” webinar with Matthew Ross
Take a journey to several of the nation’s public gardens. From gardens that grow exclusively native plants to others that have worked them into their diverse collections, get an in-depth look into how public gardens can help inform and influence your design and maintenance practices. This webinar is free and open to the public. A…
Wild Ones Presents: “Native Plants, Phytoremediation & Green Infrastructure: How Native Plants Can Be Used to Improve Environmental Quality”
Learn about how native plants and phytoremediation can be used to improve soil, air and water quality by removing or transforming common environmental contaminants found in urban, suburban and rural settings. The concepts and species discussed in this presentation aren’t limited to green infrastructure or large-scale remediation projects: they can be applied to residential, commercial and municipal…