Past Wild Ones Events

Wild Ones Michelle Stoken’s Presentation for Penn State Arboretum

If you missed Michelle’s presentation this week, you can watch it now using the link below. Thank you Michelle Stoken for an awesome presentation.

If you were not able to join us or would like to view the presentation again, the recording is available here:

Presentation by our treasurer, Michelle Stoken, for the Penn State Arboretum and our chapter:  


Michelle Stoken is a Penn State Extension Master Gardener of Washington County, PA.   She is also the Treasurer for the Wild Ones Western Pennsylvania Area Chapter.   Michelle has been actively gardening for over forty years.   As a vice president of a 25-billion-dollar food distribution company, Michelle traveled 100% and quickly learned that in order to keep her gardens looking healthy and happy she needed to “plant the right plant, in the right place”.   The right plants turned out to be native plants that needed little watering, fertilizer or weeding. Michelle and her husband recently purchased 1.3 acres of suburbia. Luckily, they were able to keep many native trees on their property alive through the construction of their home. They are currently converting even more ground to native gardens, natural landscapes and wildlife habitat.

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Fall – preparing for a successful pollinator spring garden and landscape”

Presented on November 9th at 7:00 PM

Introduction to Wild Ones and our chapter with a presentation by our treasurer Michelle Stoken: “Fall- preparing for a successful pollinator spring garden and landscape.


• Introduction

• Leave the Leaves

• Why Natives

• Seed Collecting & Winter Sowing 

• Garden Preparation •Resources