Tree Pittsburgh, 32 62nd St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 Map
Live Stream Available
Public Welcome Will be Recorded Paid Event Conference/Symposium Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains
We have 7 local panelist who will be talking about how to better utilize our public green spaces and vacant lots to create native plant habitats.
Wild Ones Day at Arcadia Members Only
Members Only Family Friendly Chapter Social Public Restroom Free Public Parking
Join us for a special day at Arcadia Natives! Wild Ones members enjoy a generous 20% discount, as well as free seeds, refreshments a spectacular giveaway, free gardening advice, and more!
Brigitte's Garden Tour Members Only
Canonsburg, PA Map
Members Only Home Garden Tour
Please RSVP if you plan to attend Brigitte's garden tour in Canonsburg, PA. Brigitte has a beautiful established native garden and is a fantastic host. She founded "Native Plants on a Dime" Facebook group and seed/plant swap just south of Pittsburgh in Canonsburg, PA. Her beautiful gardens are worth the visit on their own, but also keep in mind that Brigitte lives ~17 min from Arcadia Natives.!
Liz's Garden Tour Members Only
Wilkins Township, PA
Members Only Home Garden Tour
Please RSVP if you plan to attend Liz's Garden Tour in Wilkins Twp (Between Pittsburgh and Monroeville). See what can happen in just 14 months with a little determination and a lot of hyperfixation. Liz moved into her first home in May 2022, and began "gardening by chaos." She's learned a lot from trial and error, and resources like Wild Ones and native plant groups on Facebook, but knows there is A LOT to learn as a beginner! Unlike a lot of our gardeners, Liz had never gardened conventionally, and dove head first into native gardening, motivated by her deep love of birds. Native plants are for the birds!
Enjoy this "garden in progress" which includes a micro meadow, sunny native beds, native woodland edge habitat, and lots of plans for the future. Liz (and her partner Mitch) have planted more than 15 trees, including lots of Pawpaws! Her love of plants has now been expanded to permaculture style plantings, and a raised bed vegetable garden.The "after" photo below is from June... Come see how much has grown in two months!
September 2023 Member Meeting Members Only
Members Only Chapter Meeting
You are invited to our Wild Ones Western Pennsylvania Area Virtual General Membership Meeting.
Wednesday September 20th, 7:00pm
This is our general housekeeping meeting for the year! Please join us to hear about upcoming fall and winter educational webinars, upcoming events, chapter board voting/nomination process, and of course opportunities to get your hands dirty and volunteer with us!
This meeting will be short, but with plenty of time for sharing our summer garden joys and any questions or ideas our members have.
Thank you for you support,
Western PA Wild Ones
Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation
Let's kick of a new season with a seasonally appropriate presentation - Leave the Leaves! Chapter Board Members Tamara O'Brien and Chris Kosin will present information, strategies, and benefits related to leaving a layer of leaf litter.https://wildones-org.zoom.us/j/88965769595?pwd=RDN5blVxcG9GRFhCZG5tZE5tdC9ZUT09
Seed Harvest at Ernst Seed Members Only
Members Only Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking
Our chapter has been invited to our very own seed harvesting and saving workshop at Ernst Seed, in Meadville, PA! This event will take place Sunday, October 8th, starting at 11am.
As many of you may know, Ernst is a leader in native seeds and habitat restoration. We were lucky to enjoy a tour at Ernst last year, and are excited to have been invited back again.
Please sign up for this event here: Sign Up
Learn more about Ernst Seed: https://www.ernstseed.com/
"Creating and Managing Landscapes for Native Bees" with Heather HolmHosted by Wild Ones National
Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation
Join Wild Ones Honorary Director Heather Holm as she explores the nesting habitats, life cycles, pollen collection, brood rearing, and general characteristics of some of the most common native bees in eastern North America, while highlighting the pollination of native plants and the mutualism between native plants and native bees.
When creating and managing thriving habitats for native bees, many factors such as seasonal phenology, nesting strategies, and flower preferences must be considered—and with approximately 3,600 species in North America (north of Mexico), there are many unique aspects to keep in mind when managing successful landscapes for bees.
Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation
Zoom LinkEngaging General Audiences in the Native Plant Arena, Brandywine’s Story
October 25, 2023
Looking for different ways to connect with native plant gardening fans spanning various levels of experience? Join Julia Steiner, Environmental Educator with Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art to learn more about the history of The Brandywine’s seed collection program and how they are finding new ways of engaging general audiences and community members.
Julia, a leader in environmental education, takes her teaching beyond the walls of the classroom to serve as a resource to learners of all ages and abilities. With extensive experience teaching in both formal and informal learning settings, her current role specializes in guiding general audiences in adapting sustainable lifestyle choices that best meet their unique needs. Julia holds degrees in Environmental Science, Elementary Education and Special Education. She is an avid organic gardener and lifelong learner.
About the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art:
The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art preserves and promotes the natural and cultural connections between the area’s beautiful landscape, historic sites, and important artists. The Conservancy protects the lands and waters throughout the Brandywine Valley and other priority conservation areas, developing sustainable approaches to emerging needs and assuring preservation of majestic open spaces and protection of natural resources for generations to come. The Museum of Art presents and collects historic and contemporary works of American art, engaging and exciting visitors of all ages through an array of exhibitions and programs. The Brandywine unites the inspiring experiences of art and nature, enhancing the quality of life in its community and among its diverse audiences.
"The Gardener's Guide to Prairie Plants" with Neil Diboll and Hilary CoxHosted by Wild Ones National
Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation
Join us for an enlightening webinar featuring authors, Neil Diboll and Hilary Cox, as they present their latest book, "The Gardener’s Guide to Prairie Plants." This comprehensive compendium is a treasure trove of knowledge for gardeners looking to incorporate native prairie plants into their landscapes. Neil and Hilary will delve into the making and application of this essential guide, sharing rich historical and ecological insights about prairie ecosystems, all while showcasing stunning images of prairie flora.
Benjamin Vogt Members Only
Members Only Limited Access Recording Program/Speaker Presentation
More details to follow!