Diane Hilscher, President: e-mail or (651) 436-3836
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 normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings are held on the second Thursday 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 Thursday evenings and Saturday 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 can enhance our outdoor spaces.
Feb 21, 2015 (Sat)
Wild Ones 2015 Design With Nature Conference--Changing Tactics
Saturday, February, 21st, 2015
8:30 am Registration opens, 9:45 am to 4:00 pm Program with Lunch
Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Nationally recognized landscape architect and ecologist Travis Beck is our keynote speaker. He will explain how he designs successional plant communities that adapt to change and disruption. Travis is Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware and author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design. Our next speaker, Wiley Buck, Restoration Ecologist at Great River Greening in St. Paul. will discuss conservation grazing to control invasives and promote landscape restoration. And then Leslie Brandt, Climate Change Specialist at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, St. Paul, will describe research and demonstration projects for adapting urban forest ecosystems to climate change.
Mar 05, 2015 (Thu)
Developing a Taste for Edible Native Landscapes
Tom Dickhudt, Owner, Sunrise Native Plants
Thursday, March, 5th, 2015, Program 7:00-8:30 pm; Join us for socializing and treats at 6:30pm
FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater Click for a Map
Free and open to the public. NOTE: we’ve moved our meetings to First Thursdays for 2015).
Tom Dickhudt, owner of Sunrise Native Plants and a board member of our Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna chapter, will describe another way to enjoy native plants. Learn how to add chokecherry and wild leek (among others) to your menus “But perhaps not in the same dish,” says Tom. He’ll discuss where and when to find a variety of native edibles and how you can fit them into your cooking as well as your landscape.
Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.