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May 2024

May
28

How to Advocate for Native Plants in Your Community

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Towns and HOAs can do a lot more to support pollinators than just plant some milkweed. Discover strategies for getting your town or homeowners association excited about native plants and pollinators. Find out how to think like a town or HOA, not like a homeowner, so you can make your community pollinator-friendly!

June 2024

Jun
1

Pollinator Palooza

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Oligny Garden Center (just 10 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs), 390 Wilton Gansevoort Rd, Gansevoort, NY, 12831 Map

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

Sustainable Saratoga is hosting Pollinator Palooza, a native plant sale - with over 35 native plant species!

Make a day of it! Learn how your garden, no matter how small, can help pollinators. Pollinator Palooza features information about sustainable gardening, the importance of native species, and general plant and pollinator educational resources, including free soil pH testing. We will have fun kids’ activities, raffles (gift certificates, books, plants, and more), entertainment, and delicious food. PLEASE NOTE: Cash or check preferred.

Jun
4

Native Plant Discussion Forum

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

We welcome our members, and their guests, or anyone who likes to discuss and share their stories of native plants and ecological landscaping. Jennifer Michelle of GreenTown Consulting will lead our group in delightful conversations about current and relevant topics. Please use the registration link to sign up for the Zoom link and submit any topics/questions that you might have. Then share this event with others so we always have a lively group!

***Comments and statements made during the forum are not a reflection of Wild Ones, our chapter, or our partners. Please note all in attendance have varying skill sets and levels. Additional research should be done outside of our forum from industry leaders. We also encourage you to bring your findings back to the group at the next event.***

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Jun
8

Get Outdoors and Get Together Day

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center , 56 Game Farm Rd, Delmar, NY, 12054 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

Get Outdoors & Get Together Day will bring people of all abilities, ages, identities, and backgrounds together for fun, healthful activities as part of the state's initiative to broaden the diversity of users and ensure inclusivity of access to state public lands.

Jun
12

Monthly Team Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.

Jun
16

Garden Workday: Design Release

Sunday, June 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Unity Lutheran Church, 1500 Western Ave, Albany, NY, 12203 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Join Unity Lutheran Church for a potluck lunch and we will have the garden design by Front Stoop Gardens on display. Provided the weather is nice we will head outside to see the design and log what summer species we find into iNaturalist. Bring your smartphone loaded with the iNaturalist app and any wear appropriate clothing for our unpredictable weather. Don't forget tick repellent we will be walking through grass and woodlots. This event is open to the community so please bring a friend and spread the word

Join us every 3rd Sunday of the month for a brief presentation and garden related activity! 

Jun
29

Meet & Hike - Camp Saratoga Karner Blue Preserve

Saturday, June 29th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Camp Saratoga - Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 90 Scout Rd, Gansevoort, NY, 12831 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Camp Saratoga is a Karner Blue butterfly preserve. With any luck, we will see lots of these tiny but lovely butterflies! Lots of native plants, too - Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), and Horsemint (Monada punctata). Maybe a few native lupine (Lupinus perennis) still in bloom, too!

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July 2024

Jul
10

Quarterly Membership Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.

Jul
20

Garden Tours-Albany Members Only

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
TBA

Members Only Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Members to open their gardens for tours, help, and demonstrations.

August 2024

Aug
3

Garden Tour-Rensselaer Members Only

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Parker School/Rensselaer County Cooperative Extension Offices, 4254 NY-43, Wynantskill, NY, 12198 Map

Members Only Free Public Parking

Two Rensselear County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners give a description and tour of the native gardens and projects they have worked to develop over time.   

Aug
10

Saratoga County Garden Tours Members Only

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Saratoga County Member Gardens

Members Only Home Garden Tour

Visits to various members home gardens in the Saratoga Region. Descriptions to follow

Aug
14

Monthly Team Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.

September 2024

Sep
11

Monthly Team Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, September 11th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.

Sep
14

Bethlehem Garden Visits Members Only

Saturday, September 14th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Home of GV in Bethlehem and Bethlehem Town Hall Garden

Members Only Free Event Home Garden Tour

Visit a member garden and as well as a Native Garden planted at the Bethlehem Town Hall by a number of groups, including the Bethlehem Garden Club, Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Wild Ones Members.

Sep
22

Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Garden Party

Sunday, September 22nd, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Schenectady County Master Gardeners Native Gardens

Public Welcome Free Event

Two Wild Ones' members and Schenectady County Master Gardeners will give a tour of the native gardens they have developed and expanded over several years times.  Our event will be accompanied by a celebratory luncheon of the past year, and our vote on the 2025 leadership.  If you'd like to have an impact on the future of our organization, please reach out to discuss the perfect opportunity for you.

October 2024

Oct
9

Quarterly Membership Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, October 9th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.

November 2024

Nov
13

Monthly Team Meeting Members Only

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

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.

December 2024

Dec
11

Monthly Team Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, December 11th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join our leadership team to discuss the direction of the chapter.  These monthly meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to present events and opportunities for the chapter.   Ideas such as networking, collaborations, lobbying, advocacy, community science/conservation/restoration projects, fundraising, demonstration gardens, invasive species removals, and any other idea you can think of are welcome.  Contact us if you would like to receive a zoom link to attend this meeting.