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Part-time job available at Palmyra Environmental Learning Center

I’m spreading the word on behalf of “Prairie Bob” Ahrenhoerster that the Milwaukee Public School System’s Palmyra Environmental Learning Center is looking for part-time help and paying $12/hour.
No particular experience or education is required. Enthusiasm for the environment, a friendly attitude toward children, and a willingness to learn are key.
Hours are variable and not extensive. This is a perfect opportunity for a retired individual looking to get some physical activity, learn new things, and make the world a better place.
To learn more about the center, visit
For more information about the job, contact Nicole at (414) 647-6043.
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Introduction to native plants video highlights some attractive and beneficial plants

Published on July 10, 2014

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Experimenting to farm a profit from prairie restoration

Published on Jul 3, 2014  |  In the United States, we have lost most of the tallgrass prairie. Learn more about how we are making positive changes and reestablishing biodiversity. The project has been successful and continues to make great strides in a healthier ecosystem, while providing nutritious grass-raised beef.

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“They thought I was getting weeds,” but look at this native plant yard now

Published on Jun 20, 2013  |  Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates on new featured gardens from across the Midwest.

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Tour a wild, native, ecological, Kentucky suburban yard in this Anne Milligan video

Published on Jul 2, 2014  |  Brief walk through the gardens created by Anne Milligan and Stephen Brown. Filmed July 1, 2014.

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More and more people learn to love native plants and grow toward ecological landscapes thanks to the Institute for Applied Ecology

Published on Jul 3, 2014  |  The Mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology.  Interview with: Tom Kaye, Ph.D. Executive Director, Melanie Gisler, Program Director, and Peter Moore, Restoration Ecologist, of Institute for Applied Ecology Corvallis, Oregon.

IAE is a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research, and education.
IAE specializes in endangered species propagation and restoration, the population dynamics of rare plants, population viability analysis, and monitoring.

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Propagate native plants using the rooting method: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Published on Apr 24, 2014  |  It’s easy to propagate many native plants. John Dromgoole from The Natural Gardener gives us the basics to multiply your favorite drought-tough plants.

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