2018 Programs & Field Trips

 

Wild Ones ephemeral search 006All indoor programs are at First United Methodist Church (FUMC), 212 Park Street,  Kalamazoo unless otherwise noted.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and programs begin at 7:00 p.m.  Details for these and other events will be presented here closer to their date.  Non-members are always welcome!!

For a copy of our 2018 bookmark, click here.

 The emphasis for 2018 will be on the practice of native plant gardening and natural landscaping.

January 13 2018 (Sat.)  – “Native Plant Propagation Workshop” with Steve Keto, Natural Areas and Preserves Director, WMU 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Please note: registration is required.

January 24 (Wed.) – “Site Assessment and Preparation for Native Plantings” with Chad Hughson of Hidden Savanna Nursery

February 28 (Wed.)“Native Plants for Shade and Savanna Conditions” with Tom Small, Co-Founder of the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones.

March 28  (Wed.)“Early Land Plants” with Dave Wendling, President of the SW Michigan Botanical Club

April 25 (Wed.) – “Invasive Plants on the Move – What’s New for Kalamazoo” with Nate Fuller, Stewardship Director, South West Michigan Land Conservancy.

May 5 (Sat.) – “Spring Ephemerals” field trip with Sue Hodapp, Master Gardener.  Kal-Haven Trail, F to G Avenue, 10 am to 12 pm.

May 19 (Sat.) – 5th Annual Plant Sale at People’s Food Co-op, 9 am to 3 pm

June 3 (Sun.) – 26th Annual Spring Plant Exchange at Ruth and Tom’s Gardens, 1 pm to 5 pm

June 5 (Tues.) – “Invasive Plants, Bow in the Clouds” field trip with Nate Fuller, Stewardship Director, South West Michigan Land Conservancy, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

June 23 (Sat.) – “Mosses and Ferns” field trip with Dave Wendling, President of the SW Michigan Botanical Club at Dowagiac Woods, 10 am to 1 pm

July 21 (Sat.) – “Wetland Flowers” field trip with Tyler Bassett, Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Biology, MSU at Kal-Haven Trail, 48 1/2 Street, 10 am – 12 pm

August 14 (Tues.) – “Native Plants in the Gull Lake Area” field trip with various hosts. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

September 16 (Sun.) – 26th Annual Fall Plant Exchange at Ruth and Tom’s Gardens. 1 pm to 5 pm

September 26 (Wed.) – “Restoring Our Vanishing Soil Communities” with Mike Klug, Professor Emeritus, MSU

October 24 (Wed.) – “City Planning and the Environment” with Rebekah Kik, Director, Community Planning and Development for Kalamazoo

November 28 (Wed.) – “Climate Change and Plant Communities: with David Karowe, Professor of Biological Sciences, WMU