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Wild Ones Chronology

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Significant Dates in Wild Ones History 1977  Workshop at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside, Wisconsin, features “Introduction to Landscaping with Native Plants,” Milt Ettenhelm and Art Lonergan are speakers.  Neil Luepke shows Botany Department at Milwaukee Public Museum and Lorrie Otto gives yard tour. June 29, 1977  Plant rescue on the Milwaukee River in more »

Donate to the Seeds for Education Program in Remembrance of Lorrie Otto

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The Seeds for Education program (SFE) was established to honor Lorrie Otto for her continuing educational efforts in making sure that young people are aware of the importance of native plants, natural landscaping, and restoring the Earth to health. Although Lorrie is no longer with us, her spirit is still an important part of Wild more »

Lorrie Otto

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She’s the inspiration for Wild Ones, widely acknowledged as the heart and soul of the natural landscaping movement. by Carol Chew, Mandy Ploch, and Bret Rappaport Lorrie Otto often used the words of Chief Seattle, a member of the Duwamish Tribe of the Puget Sound Indians in Washington:  “We do not inherit the earth from more »

National Board Members and Committee Chairs

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Wild Ones’ primary goals as an organization are to advocate for native plants, to restore precious ecosystems, and to provide environmental education. We do this by influencing others through networking, educational programs, chapter activities and other events. Wild Ones as a corporation is managed by its Board of Directors through the assistance of the Wild Ones Executive more »

Wild Ones History

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In 1977, nine people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin attended a natural landscaping workshop led by Lorrie Otto and became intensely interested in the new concept of landscaping with native plants. Their enthusiasm blossomed into Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to educate and share information with members and community at the more »

Donate or Become a Nursery Partner

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If you are a native plant nursery or propagator and wish to become a SFE Nursery Partner, please contact the SFE Grant Program Coordinator through the Wild Ones office: SFEDirector@for-wild.org. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program is a donor-funded grant program that is administered without remuneration by Wild Ones National as a pledge more »

Information about Past Youth Projects

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Here is a selection of past Seeds for Education youth projects at schools and parks. What Do 55 High School Students and 800 Native Plants Have in Common? When Dave Seis, biology teacher at Barron Area Senior High School, in Barron, Wisconsin, was assigned the students in Advanced Biology, he knew exactly how to get more »

Seeds for Education Background and History

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Background The Wild Ones Seeds for Education Program (SFE) began in 1996 and was named in honor of naturalist and Wild Ones inspirational leader Lorrie Otto. The program encourages Wild Ones members to help children learn about the natural world. Wild Ones supports community efforts to establish or maintain natural areas, and work with local more »

Donate

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YOUR support will educate youth and adults about the critical need and importance of native plants!   ( NOTE: this button takes you to the PayPal Giving Fund page. By using this link, Wild Ones incurs NO PayPal fees. Thank you.) Send a strong message of support for environmental protection and at the same time demonstrate your more »