Here’s Robin at our Wild Ones chapter display on Saturday at the “Plant Native!” festival in Henrico. We had a really great day (despite the occasional exciting wind gust!). The festival had a steady stream of visitors, we enjoyed good conversations, reconnected with some wonderful native plant colleagues, met some new chapter members in person for the first time, and even met a potential speaker for a future program on bluebirds that emphasizes the connections between native plants/habitat and these beloved birds. Festival organizers had kindly arranged the schedule so vendors could also enjoy the keynote speaker, Nancy Lawson (The Humane Gardener, Wildscape), which was an inspiring treat. And of course Robin and Sharon (inevitably?) took the opportunity to visit the nursery vendors and went home with some new plants, because–well, fall is a great time for planting native plants in Virginia!
Satruday also was busy for Wild Ones in Chesterfield County, where Julie shared the Wild Ones message at a neighborhood festival in her community, which is full of beautiful oak trees. Julie shared “We had a great time promoting native plants and climate resilient landscaping at the Surreywood Fall Festival!” Thanks to Julie’s friend Veronica for taking this picture of Julie.
Way to go!