Nature at home: Landscaping for wildlife and native plants video

|  Mar 22, 2011 |  In this week’s Wildcast, we’ll look at the natural world of your own backyard. Grow Wild Nurseries brings information and tips on landscaping techniques for attracting wildlife and ways to utilize native plants in your own garden.

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Southern native plant societies investigate coalition formation

An inaugural summit of native plant societies (represented by Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) has produced a list of issues for which committees will be seeking answers:

  1. defending and/or expanding protections for endangered plant species
  2. promoting land conservation
  3. preventing the introduction of new invasive plant species
  4. working across state lines to manage invasive species that are already present
  5. increasing the availability of native plants for use in habitat restoration projects and landscaping
  6. maintaining the genetic integrity of natural native plant populations
  7. identifying administrative or organizational efficiencies that should be shared among the states

Read more here.

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A smattering of native plant sales

• California — East Bay: April 17
• California — Napa: April 10-11
• California — Sacramento: April 11
• California — San Francisco: April 18
• Delaware — Greenville: May 1-2
• Idaho — Boise: April 24
• Illinois — Wheaton: May 1
• Florida — Gainesville: April 16-17
• Michigan — Lake City: May 1
• Michigan — Lansing, May 1
• Michigan — Okemos, May 22
• Michigan — Paris: June 4
• New York — Valhalla, April 24
• Ohio — Dayton: April 17
• Oregon — Milwaukie: April 24
• Oregon — Portland: May 15-16
• Pennsylvania — Hummelstown: May 1
• Pennsylvania — Philadelphia: April 24-25
• Tennessee — Chattanooga: April 9-11
• Virginia — Alexandria: April 24
• Virginia — Newport News: April 17-25
• Washington — Mount Vernon, April 24
• Wisconsin — Franklin: May 8-9
• Wisconsin — Madison: May 8
• Wisconsin — Waukesha: May 8

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