Wild Ones South Bend Spring Native Plant Sale


Location: Pinhook Park, 2801 Riverside Drive, South Bend, Indiana

Wild Ones South Bend Chapter is working with South Bend Parks, Venues and Arts in hosting its Spring native plant sale. Blue Fox Nursery, Botany Shop, Naturally Native Nursery, and Oak Valley Greenhouses will offer many species of plants, trees, and shrubs, all native to St. Joseph and surrounding counties. Several local ecology groups will be on hand for educational outreach.

Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved. They are the ecological basis upon which life depends, including birds and people. Without them and the insects that co-evolved with them, local birds cannot survive. Planting native plants helps ensure the biodiversity of a region while supporting our pollinators. Availability of native plant resources is crucial in increasing awareness of the environmental importance of native plant communities.

Unfortunately, most of the landscaping plants available in nurseries are from other parts of the world. These exotic plants not only sever the food web, but many have become invasive pests, outcompeting native species and degrading habitat in remaining natural areas. Native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions and, once established, they don’t require additional water, fertilizers, or frequent maintenance.

Wild Ones connects people and native plants for a healthy planet. Wild Ones South Bend Chapter was chartered in October of 2021, and works to fulfill its mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration. For information on plant presale dates and offerings, visit the website: southbend.wildones.org

Contact: Ann Garvey, Special Projects Chair, Wild Ones South Bend agarvey@gmail.com

This event is Hosted by the Wild Ones South Bend chapter.


Originally published at green.nd.edu.