Kathy Widin, President: e-mail or 651) 338-3651
Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are free and open to the public. Indoor meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Tuesday evenings and Saturday or Sunday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they enhance our outdoor spaces.
May 14, 2016 (Sat)
Guided Walking Tour of Brown's Creek Trail, Stillwater, MN
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 am to Noon
Meet before 10:00 am at picnic tables at Browns Creek Park Click for a Map
Guides: Karen Kill, Brown's Creek Watershed District Administrator, Angela Anderson, formerly MN DNR Trails & Waterways.
Walk out and back from Browns Creek Park. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us at the park after the walk. Cold drinks provided.
May 17, 2016 (Tue)
Designing 10’ x 10’ Pocket Gardens for Pollinators
Tom Dickhudt, Owner, Sunrise Native Plants
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Program 7:00-8:30 pm; Join us for socializing and refreshments at 6:30pm
FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater Click for a Map
Free and open to the public.
Local native nursery owner Tom Dickhudt invites everyone, including those of you new to growing native plants, to discover how planting 10’ x 10’ “pocket gardens” is a great way to add native plants to any yard. Enjoy the parade of pollinators you will attract into to your landscape and the knowledge that, with each new garden planted, these valuable insects have more of the habitat that’s essential to their survival.
Tom will discuss which plant varieties are particularly valuable for Minnesota pollinators. And he’ll have tips for choosing a selection of plants that will bloom at different times throughout the season, providing reliable food sources for pollinators, and a dynamic garden that you can enjoy as it changes with the season.
For more experienced native plant gardeners, Tom will demonstrate how such a dedicated garden area can add native habitat, allow you to closely observe how native plants develop throughout the season, and practice techniques for cultivating and propagating your plants, allowing you to expand your garden season after season.
Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.
Jun 04, 2016 (Sat)
Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo & Market
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9 am - 3 pm
Community Pavilion at the Roseville Cub Foods
1201 Larpenteur Avenue W, Roseville, MN 55113 (NE corner of Carpenter Ave. and Fernwood St.) Click for a Map
Free and open to the public.
The Landscape Revival — Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 12 local native growers and to learn about the benefits and uses of native plants from local conservation organizations. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators and water quality. The event is sponsored by Saint Paul Audubon, Capitol Region Watershed District, Wild Ones, Blue Thumb and Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District.
Detailed information and a full list of participating growers and organizations can be found here.