To everyone who helped make our inaugural Fall Native Plant Sale a huge success.
Around Winnetka lately, even a casual observer will see that a transformation is taking place in people’s personal landscapes. More and more homeowners are converting parts of their yard to native plants. Native plants provide habitat for the insects, birds, and pollinators that are integral to our ecosystem. But they’re also important to effective stormwater management, as they have deeper and more extensive root systems that prevent erosion and provide extra filtration. Since natives also require little to no fertilizer or chemical applicants, both of which can harm water ecosystems, they’re also superior for improving water quality.
And bonus: native plants thrive in our Midwest climate with little encouragement. From the milkweed that is vital to the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle to the pollinator-friendly purple coneflowers that provide color virtually all summer long, native plants are beautiful and beneficial at the same time.
Fall is an ideal time to plant native plants for them to thrive next summer. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or looking to begin, Go Green Winnetka’s fall native plant sale will provide you with the plants and information you need to create your very own native garden, pollinator habitat, and more.
Go Green Winnetka’s fall native plant sale is intended to complement, is a direct outgrowth of, and would not be happening without the unwavering support of Go Green Wilmette’s spring native plant sale, which celebrated its seventh year in May 2021. Go Green Winnetka thanks Go Green Wilmette for its leadership and generosity. Go Green Winnetka also thanks the Winnetka Park District for partnering on, and for offering Indian Hill Park as the venue for, our inaugural fall native plant sale.
Founded in 2011, Go Green Winnetka’s mission is to raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take individual and collective action, and create more sustainable, just, and climate resilient communities. Sign up for our monthly newsletter at gogreenwinnetka.org.
Save the date and start thinking about your fall native plant and planting needs. We’ll see you there!