Healing the earth, one yard at a time.

Wild Ones teaches people about the importance of native plants, for the health of the environment and everything living in it. Our goal is to get more native plants in the ground in all landscapes — homes, businesses, schools, and more. Our chapter’s membership primarily comes from St. Paul and surrounding communities in Minnesota.

Your Insect Allies, Karin Jokela’s presentation at the April Chapter Meeting is now available on video here.  Find the resources she references here.

BRBW members Joan Brandwein and Leanne Phinney won awards in Wild Ones’ 2020 Photo Contest.  To view these stunning photos, visit Prize-Winning Photos.

Future Chapter Meetings

Minneapolis Native Garden Design
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Videos of past chapter meetings are here.

At this time the Big River Big Woods Board is considering ways volunteer projects might be carried out with everyone’s health and safety in mind.  Click here to check out our Volunteer Questionnaire to see all of our opportunities.

Help us restore native landscapes at one of our service project locations!

A gravel path through a blooming flower garden.


In this elementary school garden, you can see giant versions of native plants such as butterfly milkweed.

Four young people working on a project in a park.

Saint Paul

Our chapter adopted an area of the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom to help build this unique wild learning space in our capital city.

Villa Park Rain Garden

Roseville’s Lower Villa Park rain garden is in need of some tender loving care. Once a beautiful installation, it is now over-grown.