Kettle Moraine Wild Ones


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Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is a national not-for-profit organization with the motto “Healing the earth, one yard at a time.”  Its mission is to promote environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.  The Kettle Moraine Chapter of Wild Ones is one of more than 50 chapters throughout the US.


The Kettle Moraine Chapter of Wild Ones has monthly programs including presentations by noted speakers during the winter and tours of private properties landscaped with native plants, as well as field trips to natural areas, during other seasons.  Indoor presentations are free and open to the public, but the tours and field trips are open only to members.  Members also volunteer on projects and native restorations throughout the Kettle Moraine and nearby areas.


2017 meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month except for December.  In 2018, meetings will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month except for December.  Meetings are appropriate for adults, teens, and middle-grade children.


To paraphrase the words of Lorrie Otto, one of the founders of Wild Ones:  If our homes, businesses and churches were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets, or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar.”    Most wildlife species require native plants for their needs, which offer them the right kind of nutrition and habitat at the right time during their life cycles.

Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country towards the use of native plants.


Visit our Chapter website at for more information on upcoming meetings, updates, and resources.