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January 2024

Jan
18

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Planning Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Thursday, January 18th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting

The Southern Kentucky Chapter officers hold virtual planning meetings at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. All chapter members are encouraged to send in agenda items and are welcome to attend.

Please contact us at [email protected] for the password for the READ MORE link, which has the Zoom link and passcode. 

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Jan
21

Make-and-Take Bird Feeder Workshop

This event has ended
Sunday, January 21st, 2024
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River Birch Room, Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

This free family-friendly activity will take you through the steps to create food sources for birds and other wildlife using pinecones, seeds, dried fruit, and other natural items. Best of all, you will take home your creation to feed your neighborhood birds!

For those with food allergies, please be aware that peanut butter will be used. There will be four sessions on Sunday, January 21 at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 pm. To make sure we include everyone we can, register for just those creating a bird feeder. Registration is required, and spaces are limited, so register today!

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Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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February 2024

Feb
8

Winter Seed Starting Workshop

This event has ended
Thursday, February 8th, 2024
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River Birch Room, Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Learn how to winter sow native seeds using a container made from a recycled gallon jug. This method allows seeds to get an early start in a miniature diy greenhouse. Winter sown seedlings are hardy and easy to transplant in the spring after frost.

Registration is $5 and includes materials to make one seed starting container with the native species of your choice. Additional containers will be available for $5 each. The available native species are purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), and swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).

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Feb
15

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Planning Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting

The Southern Kentucky Chapter officers hold virtual planning meetings at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. All chapter members are encouraged to send in agenda items and are welcome to attend.

Please contact us at [email protected] for the password for the READ MORE link, which has the Zoom link and passcode. 

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Feb
20

Wild Ones Watch Party: The Bridge Between Horticulture and Environment

This event has ended
Tuesday, February 20th, 2024
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green KY, 2033 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Join us for a video presentation and discussion of The Bridge Between Horticulture and Environment created by New Directions in American Landscape. 

About The Bridge Between Horticulture and Environment:

"Horticulture is going through a revolution, as our fragile environment becomes increasingly in need of our care. The observation and analysis that is so embedded in this process, and the craftsmanship of tending for a garden, are perfect gateways to thinking about the neglected and overused places beyond the garden. Dan Pearson, whose painterly-natural landscapes are renowned in Britain and beyond, will demonstrate how landscape design can be the medium that brings together the worlds of nature, agriculture, and garden."

This watch party is co-sponsored by the Wild Ones Southern Kentucky Chapter and the Green Sanctuary Team at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green. 

March 2024

Mar
14

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Meeting: Pollinator Gardens for Biodiversity

This event has ended
Thursday, March 14th, 2024
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River Birch Room, Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Join us for our March meeting in the River Birch Room at Lost River Cave. During this meeting, we’ll hear from WKU’s Ecology and Conservation Club and learn how they’re supporting biodiversity on the WKU campus.

Wild Ones officers will provide an iNaturalist demonstration and discuss the upcoming City Nature Challenge.

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

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. 

April 2024

Apr
11

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Meeting: Meadow Restoration Update

This event has ended
Thursday, April 11th, 2024
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River Birch Room, Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Join us for our April meeting in the River Birch Room at Lost River Cave. During this meeting, we’ll hear from the meadow restoration team at Lost River Cave. Hear about the results of the 2023 meadow inventories and learn how you can help with the 2024 BioBlitzes.

There will be an opportunity to participate in an iNaturalist demonstration for those who download the app in advance. We’ll also discuss the upcoming City Nature Challenge, April 26-29.

Apr
18

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Planning Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Thursday, April 18th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting

The Southern Kentucky Chapter officers hold virtual planning meetings at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. All chapter members are encouraged to send in agenda items and are welcome to attend.

Please contact us at [email protected] for the password for the READ MORE link, which has the Zoom link and passcode. 

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May 2024

May
11

Spring Native Plant Sale

This event has ended
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
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Community Farmers Market, 2319 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Join us for our annual Spring Native Plant Sale at the Community Farmers Market on Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. We will have a wide variety of affordable native plants and seeds grown and harvested from member gardens. All proceeds benefit the chapter and fund our efforts in the community. 

Most plant prices will be between $3 and $10. Purchases from the Spring Native Plant Sale help fund our chapter’s initiatives, including community gardens, assisting with the Lost River Cave meadow restoration, providing grants for local organizations, and participating in educating youth about native plants.

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May
16

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Planning Meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Thursday, May 16th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting

The Southern Kentucky Chapter officers hold virtual planning meetings at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. All chapter members are encouraged to send in agenda items and are welcome to attend.

Please contact us at [email protected] for the password for the READ MORE link, which has the Zoom link and passcode. 

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June 2024

Jun
13

Native Plant Bouquet Workshop

This event has ended
Thursday, June 13th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Lost River Cave, 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Learn creative techniques for arranging native flowers and plants, and create a bouquet to take home. If you’re able, please bring a vase and clippers or scissors. We’ll have a wide of variety of June-blooming flowers and other interesting plants, but if you have native flowers, grasses, or ferns you can share, please bring them.

Registration will open in April. Registration is required as space is limited. The workshop is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5/participant. Cash, credit, and checks will be accepted at the door.

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Jun
20

Wild Ones SOKY Chapter Planning Meeting Members Only

Thursday, June 20th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Board Meeting

The Southern Kentucky Chapter officers hold virtual planning meetings at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month. All chapter members are encouraged to send in agenda items and are welcome to attend.

Please contact us at [email protected] for the password for the READ MORE link, which has the Zoom link and passcode. 

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July 2024

Jul
11

Member Garden Tour

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
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Member Home

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Social Home Garden Tour Wheelchair Accessible Free Public Parking

Join us outdoors and tour a local native garden during our July member meeting! We’ll socialize and enjoy light refreshments and drinks. Additional details and the registration form will be provided in April.

The garden tour is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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