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January 2024

Jan
9

January Program - CANCELED

This event has ended
Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
to (Central Time)
701 12th Ave, Moline, IL, 61265 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Social Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Due to storm will reschedule this for Tuesday Feb 13th- see you then!

Wild Ones End of Year Wrap-Up! 

Join us to learn about what we did in 2023! 

A program about our Wild One's Quad Cities Chapter

Meet your New Officers and Chairs, too.

If you are curious about joining, this would be a fun 

program to stop by and find out what we do!

Jan
20

Winter Sowing- Nahant Marsh Education Center

This event has ended
Saturday, January 20th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Nahant Marsh Education Center

Public Welcome Paid Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking

https://nahantmarsh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/nahantmarsh/event.jsp?event=5693

Hello Wild Ones-

This might be a fun workshop for you, especially if you want to get out and 

engage with other plant enthusiasts!

This hands-on workshop will be held at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Saturday, January 20th, 10 am-11 am. 

Instructor- Linda Prior 

follow the link to Nahant Marsh and register for Winter Sowing!

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Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
to (Central Time)
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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Jan
26

LAST Friday of the MONTH- Wild Ones Get Together! Members Only

This event has ended
Friday, January 26th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Hauberg Estate Carriage House, 1300 24th St, Rock Island, IL, 61201 Map

Members Only Chapter Social Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Please meet us at the Carriage House on the Rock Island Hauberg Estate on the LAST Friday of the MONTH, Jan 26th. Look for us at a table in the carriage house—even curious non-members who would like to join stop by and chat. All are welcome! Bring a friend. 

We will meet here at 5 pm, and they close at 7 pm. 

A few members were asking at our Potluck in December when we would meet again at the Carriage House on the Hauberg Estate. We are meeting each month!

We have placed the Hauberg Estate Carriage House Dates from their Facebook in our link. 

The Wild Ones Quad Cities Chapter would like to have our Last Friday of the Month social get-together at this location. Jens Jenson designed this estate's grounds. Always check our Facebook site or Website Calendar to see if we meet each month or for cancellations due to weather or other causes. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/325484283662603/325484290329269/?ref=newsfeed.

 We have included another link to more information on Jens Jenson at the Hauberg site. He was a significant influence on the Native Plant movement in America. He was one of the first! His work is seen everywhere. We are fortunate to have one in our Quad City Area. 

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February 2024

Feb
6

Four Season Gardening Series Iowa State Extensions

This event has ended
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event

Feb
10

Nursery School- Vibrant Center Illinois Extension

This event has ended
Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Vibrant Arena Moline Illinois, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, 61265 Map

Public Welcome Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/2024-01/nursery_school_2024_brochure.pdf

This is a great event, and they have interesting classes for Native Gardeners. 

Check it out!

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Feb
13

Four Seasons Gardening Webinars Series by Illinois Extensions

This event has ended
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event

FREE! Winter Gardening Webinars for  Winter 2024 

provided by the University of Illinois Extension

Native Seed Starting for Spring Planting- January 23 at 1:30 pm 

"Native Plants are adapted to grow and survive in all types of Illinois weather; knowing how they grow will help you learn how to start native seeds for your own garden. Winter Sowing is a technique used to save money and easily grow your own plants. Learn techniques to grow even some of the trickiest plants with limited space and no specialized equipment." 

by Jamie Viebach, Horticulture Educator  

Check out the other topics 

* Insects to know: Spotted Lanternfly and Periodical Cicadas  February 13, 1:30 PM

by Kacie Athey, assistant professor and Extension specialist 

*Rain Garden Essential: Design, Build, Plant March 5 at 1:PM

register at the link on their webpage! FREE!!

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Feb
13

February Members Program at Butterworth Education Center

This event has ended
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Butterworth Education Center, 701 12th Ave, Moline, IL, 61265 Map

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

A program will be presented about what our Chapter did in 2023! 

Meet your NEW officers and hear about what 

we hope to accomplish in 2024! 

We canceled this program on Jan 9th due to a snowstorm. We hope you will join us—on Feb 13th at the Ben Butterworth Education Center. 

If you were thinking about joining, this is a program you might like to attend

March 2024

Mar
7

Bi-CAN presents-Climate Conversations-Adapting to the New Normal

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome

https://www.facebook.com/events/1619013402238408/?ref=newsfeed

Check this out on Zoom for March!

March 7, 14th, and 21st. Please check it out! 

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Mar
9

Native Plant Gardening in Your Yard- Davenport

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Eastern Branch Library Davenport, Iowa , 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 52807 Map

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

https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/11527628

Ken Wellnitz will share his love of Native Plant gardening at the 

Eastern Davenport Library March 9th. 

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Mar
12

March Members Program Members Only

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Butterworth Education Center, 701 12th Ave, Moline, IL, 61265 Map

Members Only Free Event Chapter Social Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

March Members Program 

Save the Date!! March 12th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

We hope to have a short video and discussion group about a seasonal topic—also time to socialize with other Wild Ones Members in the Quad Cities.  

We will have the Hauberg Plant sale list on March 12th to share with our members. If you want a peek at what will be available at the plant sale, please join us for our program meeting on March 12th—time to start planning your gardens. 

We will also have two flats available and a NEW class-free with the purchase of a flat at Hauberg estate the week before. Part of our partnership with Guardians of the Prairie and Forest, Hauberg Estate, and Wild Ones Quad Cities. A few more surprises, too! Join us on Tuesday, March 12th.

New Members or curious people wanting to check out Wild One's Quad Cities are welcome, too.

We will post more information soon, so please check back again.

Mar
19

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

Hosted by Wild Ones National
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

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. 

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Mar
23

Native Plant Gardening in Your Yard Rock Island Watts Library

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
to (Central Time)
Watts Library

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

https://www.rockislandlibrary.org/event/native-plant-gardening-your-yard-19694

Ken Wellnitz will present a lecture at the Watts Library 

Native Plant Gardening in Your Yard 

Ken is a Wild Ones Member, and if you want to learn more, please stop by! 

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April 2024

Apr
19

Plants Paths & Pizza Western Illinois University & Wild Ones Quad Cities

Friday, April 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Western Illinois Riverfront Hall Atrium , 3300 River Dr, Moline, IL, 61265 Map

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

Plants Paths & Pizza 2024! 

Save the Date! More information to follow. 

There will be a panel, classes, networking, and pizza & dessert! 

Some new stuff was added this year. Bring a friend. It is FREE!

Join us at the Western Illinois campus to learn about the connection between wellness and nature, network with local green organizations, and visit with others that love nature!