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March 2024

Mar
9

Establishing Native Plants from Seeds

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Richmond Public Library Main Branch, Gellman Room

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Growing native plants from seed? This presentation is for you! Join USDA Private Lands Biologist Bob Glennon to learn about how to determine which species are native in your part of Greater RVA using the Digital Atlas of Virginia Flora; how to  determine soil drainage on your site and developing appropriate mixes of native seeds; how to supplement seeded plants with potted plants. Also covered will be  native seed vendors; site preparation and seeding procedures; and managing common weed problems.  

Notes on parking: 
Free parking should be available on-street near the main library on the weekends (most metered spots are free on weekends). A surface lot is available at 1st and E. Grace Streets and a parking deck at 2nd and E. Franklin Streets. Do not use the parking spaces in the lot behind the library, which are permit-only. Bicycle lanes have been added to East Franklin Street and the library provides bike racks for your convenience. "Spotangels.com" offers a useful (and free) online map that also can help plan parking. 

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Mar
16

Native Plants for a Small Garden

Saturday, March 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
West End Branch, Richmond Public Library, 5420 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA, 23226 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Many people would like to plant native plants in their yards but don't have a lot of space. This presentation by certified Virginia master naturalist Sheryl Smith will highlight Virginia native plants that stay small and spread slowly.

Plants discussed will include mostly perennial flowers, with some grasses, ferns, and shrubs. There will be a handout with a description of each plant: what pollinators and baby butterflies/moths it supports, how to grow it, how big it gets, etc.

The Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter will record the presentation for later posting online, and a hybrid (online) option is available for persons who wish to attend via Zoom. When registering to reserve a place, please select the in-person option (up to 40 seats are available) or the hybrid/online option.  

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Mar
18

Zoom Presentation (Date Confirmed; Topic, Presenter TBD)

Monday, March 18th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

Details to come. 

With prior permission from the speaker(s), Zoom presentations may be recorded for distribution to registered attendees or for later posting online. 

Members of the public who wish to attend a Zoom presentation are encouraged to request a meeting invitation/link by contacting the Chapter at [email protected].

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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April 2024

Apr
6

Early Spring Plant Walk in Larus Park - Members and "Plus Ones" Members Only

Saturday, April 6th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Larus Park, Richmond, Virginia

Members Only Nature Walk/Hike Lots of Physical Activity

An early spring plant walk for chapter members and "plus one" guests, led by Environmental Scientist Joey Thompson. Exact time and trailhead meeting spot TBA, with additional details to come very soon! 

Apr
15

Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia - Board Meeting (Confirmed) Members Only

Monday, April 15th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Limited Access Recording Chapter Board Meeting

Each year, the Board will meet in January, April, July, and October, to oversee planning and execution of chapter activities and events. The January meeting will primarily address updating planning and scheduling of events for the coming year. At the October Board meeting, which follows the September elections, the outgoing Board will meet with/orient the incoming Board. At the April and July meetings the Board will make any adjustments needed and consider new activities/events that can be worked into the schedule. When necessary, additional Board meetings may be organized by the Chapter Officers. 

May 2024

May
20

Zoom Presentation (Date Confirmed; Topic, Presenter TBD)

Monday, May 20th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Presentation topic and presenter TBD. 

Members of the public who would like to attend this Zoom presentation are encouraged to contact the Chapter at [email protected] to request a meeting invitation/link.

With prior permission from the speaker(s), presentations may be recorded for distribution to registered attendees or later posting online. 

June 2024

Jun
17

Zoom Presentation (Date Confirmed; Topic, Presenter TBD) Members Only

Monday, June 17th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Program/Speaker Presentation

Chapter Meeting with presentation, topic TBD. 

Members of the public who would like to attend this presentation are encouraged to request a meeting invitation/link by contacting the Chapter at [email protected].

With prior permission from the speaker(s), presentations may be recorded for distribution to registered attendees or later posting online. 

July 2024

Jul
15

Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia - Board Meeting (Confirmed) Members Only

Monday, July 15th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Free Event Chapter Board Meeting

Quarterly Board Meeting at which the Board reviews and adjusts plans that were approved for the year in January. Members are always welcome to attend Chapter Board meetings.  

August 2024

Aug
19

Chapter Meeting (Date Confirmed; Topic, Presenter TBD) Members Only

Monday, August 19th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Limited Access Recording Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Chapter Meeting with possible presentation (speaker, topic TBD). This Chapter Meeting will include administrative business (e.g., nominations in advance of the elections that will take place in September), but may also include a topical presentation or discussion.

With prior permission from speaker(s), presentations may be recorded for later dissemination to registrants and/or posting online.  

This meeting will be for members only.

September 2024

Sep
16

Annual Chapter Meeting (Confirmed) Members Only

Monday, September 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Limited Access Recording Free Event Chapter Meeting

This is the formal Annual Chapter Meeting at which elections will be held for officer positions for the coming year. The first election is planned for September 16, 2024. Nominations/candidate information will be developed and distributed to members in advance of this meeting in accordance with the Chapter By-Laws. Access to a recording of the Annual Chapter Meeting will be available to members. 

October 2024

Oct
21

Post-Election Board Meeting (Confirmed) Members Only

Monday, October 21st, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Limited Access Recording Chapter Board Meeting

Quarterly Chapter Board Meeting. At this meeting the outgoing Board provides an orientation to new Board members and officially transfers planning duties to the newly elected Board, which will have its first scheduled meeting in January. The outgoing officers remain responsible for completing the SOTC reports for the year in which they held office. Members are always welcome to attend Chapter Board meetings. 

November 2024

Nov
18

Zoom Presentation (Date Confirmed; Topic, Presenter TBD) Members Only

Monday, November 18th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Program/Speaker Presentation

The presenter and topic for this meeting is TBD.

Members of the public who would like to attend this presentation are encouraged to request a meeting invitation/link by contacting the Chapter at [email protected]

With prior permission from the speaker(s), presentations may be recorded for distribution to registered attendees or later posting online. 

December 2024

Dec
16

Social Chapter Meeting - Winter Celebration (Confirmed) Members Only

Monday, December 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Free Event Chapter Social

This is a purely social gathering for Chapter members to celebrate their native plant gardening efforts for the year. Members are encouraged to share stories and photos of their favorite events (and plants) across the year.