Thanks to all the native plant lovers who braved the heat at our socially-distanced Wild Ones River City native plant sale on July 20 at 920 Cherry St SE in Grand Rapids! We appreciate your loyalty and enthusiasm for obtaining native plants that promote biodiversity and ecosystem resilience where we work, live, and play. We also hope you enjoy the two free milkweed plants, monarch information, and common milkweed seeds, all generously donated by the Wild Ones Kalamazoo Area Chapter.
Do you have gardening triumphs and challenges you’d like to share with fellow native gardeners? Please Like our Facebook page and join our Facebook Private Group. Discover engaging posts and wonderful photos from both novice and experienced native plant gardeners that will enhance your enjoyment and knowledge of native plants!
We encourage you to become a member of Wild Ones River City Chapter. Joining Wild Ones gives you access to information resources as well as the camaraderie of other native plant enthusiasts. Your membership covers both the Wild Ones River City - Grand Rapids Chapter and the national organization.
Our website, RiverCityWildOnes.org has a wealth of information. Visit our Educational Resources page for downloadable pdfs, educational links and videos to help you learn more about native plants.
- Educational programs from Michigan experts
- Guided field trips
- Monthly River City Chapter e-News
- Native plant exchanges
- Walkabout garden tours
- Wild Ones Journal, a bi-monthly digital publication of the national headquarters
- Connections to the best sources for native plants
- Wild Ones New Member Handbook
- Networking opportunities with other nature-based groups
- Help from a mentor (new members)
For education-related questions for which you would like a specific response, please contact our Education Committee Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For issues pertaining to a more general nature, contact us at: RiverCityWildOnes.org/contact-us/
Because after all, gardening is a journey for all of us, working together to heal the earth one yard at a time.
Wild Ones Grand Rapids Area Chapter
Board of Directors
Marti MacArthur, President
Linda Gary, Vice President
Ann Nowak, Treasurer
Joyce Tuharsky, Secretary
Marty Arnold, Plant Sale Chair
Marty MacCleery, Education Chair
Rebecca Marquardt and Virginia Wanty, Programs Co-Chairs
Betsy Ford, Membership Chair
Amy Heilman, Garden Site Chair
Ruth Oldenburg, Communication Chair
Barbara Olson, Board Member-at-Large
Keasha Palmer, Board Member-at-Large