Events & Native Plant Sales

26th Annual Natural Landscaping Seminar
February 24, 2018 • 8:00am - 3:45pm
McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center
8900 US Route 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Design for Habitat


Andy Stahr “Habitat Makeover: Assessing Residential Landscapes for Habitat Value”
Professional Landscape Architect, Principal at ecology+vision, llc

Neil Diboll “The American Garden — A Life or Death Situation”
Prairie Ecologist, Landscape Designer, President of Prairie Nursery, Inc.

“Endangered Beauty” A slide presentation by photographer Carol Freeman

Robert Jean, PhD “Bees of the Midwest: An intro to Native Bees and How to Attract Them” Senior Entomologist for Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc.

Trish Beckjord “Making an Attractive Native Garden: Design Precepts & Principles”
Registered Landscape Architect

One Earth Film Festival 
March 5, 2018 • 7:00pm
Waubonsee Community College's Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S River St. Auroral IL 

"Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman"

One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. They showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and lead audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions. One Earth Film Festival is a production of Green Community Connections.

What values do rural and urban people have in common? What are the challenges we can solve together? Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. One of the darlings of last year’s Sundance Film Festival, the film celebrates the agricultural entrepreneurs who are doing things like revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of soil.

This gorgeous film with abundant visual appeal is directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman, and narrated by journalist Tom Brokaw.