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Events Archive: 2023 | 2024 | Upcoming Events

January 2024

Jan
20

Winter Seed Sowing and Chapter Meeting

This event has ended
Saturday, January 20th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Faith Presbyterian Church , 8170 Hague Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46256 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking

We will be teaching winter sowing of native seeds. We will provide the materials needed. Please feel free to bring garden gloves. We will have light snacks available. Everyone will bring home a milk jug filled with native seeds ready to go outside until the summer.  Please enter at office door. 

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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February 2024

Feb
17

Chapter Meeting/Native Seed Packet filling

This event has ended
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Home, 13257 Blacktern Way, Carmel, IN, 46033 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Join us for our first Chapter Meeting! Meet the chapter officers and learn about our exciting upcoming events and big plans for the year.  After a brief chapter meeting, stay for refreshments and making of native seed packets which we can distribute at our events.  Everyone attending will receive FREE seeds as well.

March 2024

Mar
16

Flanner Farms Volunteer Site Cleanup

This event has ended
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Flanner House, 2424 Doctor M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We are partnering with Flanner Farms to help them create a pollinator garden and food forest. To start the project we will need to help them prep the site.  Please join us to do some cleaning up and moving of dead material to get the site ready for planting. We will be working in the back area of the vegetable farm.  Park in large parking lot and walk to location. Please bring gloves. Check Wild Ones Greater Indianapolis Facebook page for updates in case of bad weather. 

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

Mar
30

Spring Ephemeral Walk Holliday Park

This event has ended
Saturday, March 30th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46260 Map

Public Welcome Chapter Meeting Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We will meet outside the Nature Center and go on an 1 hour walk around the park. During the walk we will identify native spring plants and other native plants and trees. Bring your iPhone, we will be using iNaturalist to help identify plants we see.  

April 2024

Apr
20

Arbor Day FREE Tree/Bush Giveaway

This event has ended
Saturday, April 20th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Tarkington Park, 45 W 40th St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Swap Free Public Parking

We will be giving away FREE button bushes and chokecherry bushes to celebrate Arbor Day. 1 bush per person, 200 available. We will be located near the shelters off of the large parking lot on 40th Street.

Apr
27

Traditions for Wildlife

This event has ended
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Greenwood Nature Center, 225 S Washington St, Greenwood, IN, 46143 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Information table at Nature Center event

Apr
27

Indy Creation Fest - Earth Day Festival

This event has ended
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Grace Church, 5504 E 146th St, Noblesville, IN, 46062 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Swap Public Restroom Free Public Parking

We are excited to have a table at the FREE Earth Day event put on by Indy Creation Fest.  Stop by our table for FREE native seed packets. 

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May 2024

May
18

Volunteer Day at Flanner Farms

This event has ended
Saturday, May 18th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Flanner Farms, 2424 Dr M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We will be pulling weeds and planting native plants in the area behind the future pollinator garden. If you have any native plants you want to thin out please bring them to plant. Bring gloves and shovels. 

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June 2024

Jun
8

Plant Swap and Chapter Meeting

This event has ended
Saturday, June 8th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Greenwood Nature Center, 225 S Washington St, Greenwood, IN, 46143 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Hands-On/How-To Workshop Seed/Plant Swap Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Please bring any native plants from your backyard or from the milk jugs from the Winter Sowing meeting and come to our First Annual Plant Swap. We will have extra the plants available, all are welcome with or without plants to swap. Members free and non members $5 donation. 

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Jun
15

Volunteer Day at Flanner Farms

This event has ended
Saturday, June 15th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Flanner Farms, 2424 Dr M.L.K. Jr St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Garden Installation/Maintenance Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We will be pulling weeds and planting native plants in the area behind the future pollinator garden. If you have any native plants you want to thin out please bring them to plant. Bring gloves and shovels. 

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October 2024

Oct
5

Native Seed Collection

Saturday, October 5th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
TBD , Indianapolis, IN Map

Public Welcome

We will be collecting native seeds to use for winter sowing event and to give away in seed packets

November 2024

Nov
2

Native Seed Paper Making

Saturday, November 2nd, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
TBD , Indianapolis, IN Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop

Workshop to create holiday gift tags from seed paper. Seed paper making class. 

Nov
13

Chapter Elections Members Only

Wednesday, November 13th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Chapter meeting for new officer elections