Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones

 

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 pm, at St. Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington

We will have our annual seed exchange, and this year we are adding an exchange of gardening and nature books. We will have an informal slide show of some Lexington parks, greenspaces, and gardens, and also of some of our past Wild Ones events. There will be an opportunity for sharing your thoughts about our chapter’s future and its direction. 

Please bring your seeds for exchange labeled and, if feasible, divided into small packages. Bring books that you will not read again but may be of interest to someone else. The books should be about nature, ecology, gardening for environmental impact and similar themes. This meeting will be less formal than usual, and we ask participants who can’t share seeds or books to contribute to our food and drink perhaps with a holiday snack or a nice beverage.

We welcome the public at all our events, including this one

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The fourth annual Habitat Management Workshop takes place on December 10 and 11, at the Kentuckly State University Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort. This is a great learning and networking opportunity for anybody interested in preserving, restoring or managing natural areas.

The Registration fee is $40 which includes 2 lunches. Registration ends on December 7.

Please find the conference agenda and registration information at

https://www.thehabitatworkshop.com/events/2018/12/10/the-kentucky-habitat-management-symposium ___________________________________________________________________________________

 

Our Wild Ones OrganizationRosa Carolina seeds, close-up lp

  • advances the knowledge about the native plants of our region and their habitats
  • promotes the use of native plants in private and public landscapes
  • encourages the creation of gardens that sustain bees, butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife

 

 

Our Chapter

  • hosts monthly meetings with an educational program and an opportunity for socializing
  • organizes an annual plant exchange in May
  • conducts tours of native plant gardens for the Lexington community
  • collaborates with other organizations to promote sustainable landscape design and plant choices

 

Our Members

  • created a pollinator garden at Wellington Park, Lexington, and continue to maintain it
  • contribute to the establishment of community gardens and the restoration of stream banks
  • offer presentations to interested groups about ecological gardening
  • have planted numerous Monarch Way Stations in central Kentucky