FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Publicity Contact: Jennifer Sharkey, [email protected]
LOCAL NATIVE PLANT SALE TO SUPPORT ECO-FRIENDLY GRANTS & PROGRAMMING
Bloomington, IL — On Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, the Illinois Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones will hold its annual native plant sale for creating eco-friendly gardens and landscaping. Proceeds from the sale help fund the chapter?s Wild Forever Grant Program and educational programming about native plants. This sale is open to the public and will take place at the Evergreen FS Building, located at 402 N. Hershey Rd, Bloomington, IL. More information about the native plant sale is available at http://illinoisprairie.wildones.org/nativeplantsale.
At this year?s sale, we expect to have over 1500 plants of 60 different species that are native to Central Illinois and include perennials (forbs), grasses, ferns, shrubs, and trees. The cost of the plants will start at $3.50 and increase depending on the plant type and size. Trees and shrubs will start at $25.00. Members of the Chapter are eligible for a discount. Those joining the organization on the day of the sale, via on-site membership forms, will receive the discount.
A large variety of plants for different garden types such as Butterfly, Hummingbird, Drought-tolerant, Rain, Shade, or Urban (plants under 3 feet) will be readily available. The plants will be clearly marked indicating the best type of growing conditions such as dry, shade, or direct sun. The chapter has acquired plants from several reputable growers including Possibility Place and Native Plants of Illinois.
About Illinois Prairie Chapter and Wild Ones
Wild Ones is a national organization of local chapters, promoting the use of native plants in home and urban landscapes. The chapter?s educational programming focuses on the large variety of native plants unique to Central Illinois, methods and techniques for integrating these plants into gardens and landscaping, and exploring the dependent relationships of native birds, butterflies, and bees with native plants. The Wild Forever Grant Program provides grants up to $500 to schools, government agencies, and other non-profits to fund the purchase of native Central Illinois plants and seeds. Visit our website, http://illinoisprairie.wildones.org, for more information and resources or by emailing [email protected]