6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Autumn Grove Park
Every November our chapter has an informal social time at the beginning of our time together when we share potluck appetizers and desserts. Everyone is invited to bring an item, but it’s not required. The business portion of this meeting will be the election of our Board of Directors for the next year. We are especially interested in members who would be willing to run for President and Membership Coordinator.
This month our speaker will be Jeremy Mayberg.
In 2003, Marty Rice, one of the founders of Wild Ones Twin Cities Chapter hired Eric Olson of Outback Nursery to design and assist her in completing the conversion of her backyard into a native garden. In December 2007 Marty and her husband Jeff sold their home to Jeremy and Amy-Ann Mayberg. Concerned the new owners might plow the garden down and replant a lawn, she and Jeff called upon the new owners the day they moved in, and over coffee and muffins she told them of Wild Ones and the garden of native plants in the back yard. She urged them to experience one growing season before doing anything in the garden.
Marty’s passion for native plants was infectious, Jeremy caught the bug and has been the steward of this magnificent urban oasis for the last twelve years. He now sits on the Board of Wild Ones Twin Cities and is the Program Chair of WildOnes Minnesota’s annual Design with Nature Conference. The garden has been featured in Lynn Steiner’s Prairie Style Gardens, Evelyn Hadden’s Beautiful No Mow Lawns; and was selected by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as one of the 2017 Twin Cities Best Gardens. A retired architect and accomplished photographer, Jeremy will present his approach to creating an urban oasis through landscaping gardening with native plants.
Chapter meetings are open to all and there is no charge.