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Although many of these article were published earlier, they have been updated recently.
Here is a list of winter 2018 Natural Landscapes, Native Plants, special environmental events and announcements. This will updated with more events so please check back. Click on event links below for more information.
I am so happy more schools are developing outdoor classrooms, and I am happy to have designed a few myself. Here is wonderful video associated with the book The Nature Principle by Richard Louv which summarizes why living in nature is so important for everyone,...
Summary of my presentation from Chicago Wilderness Wild Things Conference on Feb. 2, 2013 Many of us still think of water or run-off from rain fall, snow melt or irrigation as something we want to remove from our properties as quickly as possible, with little thought...
This time of year you’ll hear the words “Happy New Year”. My wish for you is not only for happiness, but physical, mental, spiritual well-being, creativity, tranquility, and all the benefits of being in nature. It’s something I call nature’s euphoria, others call it “Vitamin G”, (for Green space) or Vitamin N (for Nature).
Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Here are my top 10 reasons why you should become a Wild Ones member.
Many folks understand the importance of protecting and supporting nature in our yards. Snags, brush & rock piles, are features sometimes overlooked, but can easily be incorporated into our yards to benefit wildlife.