January Meeting – Introduction to Wild Ones

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our January 2023 Meeting 

Tuesday, January 10th at 9:30am via Zoom

Program: Wild Ones – Who they are, What they do, & Why it’s important

The Wild Ones nonprofit organization promotes environmentally friendly, sound landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities by:

  • providing free, educational resources and learning opportunities that are open to the public,
  • supporting the efforts of over 100+ local Wild Ones chapters and seedlings in 29 states
  • publishing a quarterly, award-winning Journal for members featuring current native plant information and resources
  • and offering free, professionally designed native garden templates for multiple regions in the United States.

Jill Spindler, the President of the Western NC Wild Ones chapter, will introduce us to the organization and the resources and opportunities they provide and promote.  

A transplant from South Dakota, Jill moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2015 to put down roots.  With a background that ranged from practicing corporate law to teaching college writing to health coaching, she has finally parlayed her skills into making a living as a writer.  Her passions are many, though, and as varied as her career path.  A gardener since the tender age of two, Jill came to her love of native plants via the bugs – more specifically, the bugs that weren’t present on her non-native plants.  So, in her four years at her current home, she has worked to remove invasive species and plant myriad species of native plants, learning the skills of native plant propagation along the way and welcoming back an array of native insect life that delights her and her son.  Jill joined Wild Ones in 2020 and, upon realizing that there wasn’t a chapter in North Carolina, she decided to start one.

A business meeting will follow the program.

Speaker: Jill Spindler, WNC Wild Ones Chapter President

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.