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Wild Ones in Louisville? Yes! Our local chapter was formed March 1998 and we already have over 100 people on our mailing list. It shows the phenomenal interest for native plants and landscape restoration in our area.
Wild Ones was formed in 1979 as a direct outgrowth of a natural landscaping workshop offered by the Schlitz Audubon Center of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A nucleus of nine people became intensely interested in this new concept as an alternative to the great American lawn. They united, dedicated to the idea that it is far better to use plants adapted to their own soils and climate than to struggle trying to maintain exotic plantings. As of spring 1999, there are over 2,000 Wild Ones members in 20+ chapters.
Become a member of Wild Ones and learn how to grow your own natural yard full of native American plant species that provide habitat for a multitude of wildlife. The local chapter provides a venue for educating members and sharing information about native plant species, restoration techniques, plant rescues and exchanges, seed gatherings, as well as tours and slide programs. See the membership page for details.
Monthly Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Louisville Nature Center, unless otherwise posted. It's a good idea to call ahead to confirm site and program - especially in the summer months. Here's the latest Louisville Chapter meeting schedule.
Chapter Officers and Board Members
Portia Brown, President
Jerry Brown, Vice President
Alycia del Mar, Secretary
Mike Smiley, Treasurer
John Papanek, At Large Member
John Swintosky, At Large Member
Nicky Carter, At Large Member
To contact the chapter by U.S. Mail, use the following address:
Wild Ones® Louisville Chapter
P.O. Box 5512
Louisville, KY 40255-0512
"Wild Ones -- Natural Landscapers, Ltd. is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and share information with members and community at the 'plant-root' level and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound practices. We are a diverse membership interested in natural landscaping using native plant species in developing plant communities."
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