Wild Ones to host program on seasonal gardening with native plants Nov. 19
Wild Ones of Northern Kane County will host an online program on "Gardening with Native Plants through the Seasons" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. The program will be held via Zoom.
Denise Sandoval will take you through the seasons to learn about selected native plants.
Each plant she presents will be beautiful, good for wildlife, easy to grow in most gardens, and easy to purchase locally.
And once you've been introduced to the plants, Sandoval will bring her expertise to bear in providing design tips for each.
Following the webinar, you'll receive a Zoom email with the handout she will be providing.
Sandoval wants everyone to understand that each landscape is part of the bigger landscape called Earth, and has an impact on natural resources, global warming, wildlife, beauty, biodiversity, and other humans.
The program is free but you must preregister at northernkanecounty.wildones.org.
Sandoval is a landscape designer and owner of Good-Natured Landscapes LLC, serving the western suburbs. She started this business in 2005 to help people who not only want a visually appealing and functional landscape, but also want to share their landscape with wildlife, reduce the negative impacts of traditional landscape practices, protect the Earth's resources and ecosystem services, and enjoy nature's beauty right outside their window.
Sandoval worked at The Natural Garden, the pioneer native plant nursery in St. Charles which was purchased by Midwest Groundcovers. She has certified yards and taught classes for The Conservation Foundation. She also served on the board of Wild Ones Greater DuPage for 15 years and DuPage Monarch Project. In 2014, one of her design projects received the Chicago Wilderness Native Landscaping and Conservation award.
The Northern Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones. They are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. Wild Ones is a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization.
The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as they explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in the local communities and around the country to using native plants.