Events & Native Plant Sales

Raise Your Curb Appeal
August 26, 2017   1:00pm - 2:00pm 
The Growing Place, Aurora, IL

Take your front yard from drab to fab. We'll discuss basic design principles and how to apply them to your home to create the curb appeal you have always wanted.


DIGGING IN: Step Away from the Hedge Clippers: Proper Pruning Techniques

August 26, 2017   10:00am - 11:30am
WASCO Nursery & Garden Center, St. Charles, IL

Our most popular seminar is back again! We see so much damage done to plant material by incorrect pruning – whether it be by homeowners or professionals. Let us show you the right tools for the job, the correct timing on WHEN to prune, and how to keep your plants in tip top shape for many years to come. Our tips and techniques will actually REDUCE your maintenance and keep you and your plants happy.


Chicago's True Nature
September 21, 2017     7:00pm - 8:45pm
Wild Ones, DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, Naperville, IL

A 58 minute DVD “Chicago’s True Nature” will be shown.  It was produced for WYCC (channel 20) PBS and displays the flora and fauna diversity of native plants in the Cook County Forest Preserves.

This film is an Emmy Award Winner last year from the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

After the showing there will be discussion of its key points and visitors are encouraged to add their input and offer questions.

The church facility is conveniently located one block from the intersection of I-88 and Naperville Rd.


Fall Color in Door County
October 14, 2017     9:00am - 11:30am
The Nature Conservancy, Mink River Preserve, WI

Join us for walk at Mink River Preserve to see a new acquisition on the Niagara Escarpment that features a moist cliff and northern forest habitat. This acquisition expanded the preserve so that it now extends from the marshes of the Mink River Estuary on Lake Michigan to the Niagara Escarpment on the Green Bay side of the Door Peninsula.