Events & Native Plant Sales

Upcoming Events

Wild Ones North Oakland,
January Meeting and Presentation:
Buzz, Hum and Hover: Insects and Native Plants
with Maud Lyon

FREE and open to all who are interested

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: E. L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Insects are essential to the web of life - yet we rarely notice most of them. Why do we need them? Why are insect populations crashing around the globe? How can we help insects to survive? Learn how your home garden can make an important difference in biodiversity - and the connection to native plants.


Free RP Presentation w/ Marilyn Trent:
Gardening to Attract Butterflies

 This free presentation is open to the public!

WHERE: Waltonwood Main, 1401 Rochester Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
WHEN: Thursday, January 8, 11 am
RSVP by Jan 16 to:
Light Refreshments will be served.

Master Rain Gardener Training Program,
Winter 2024

 WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2024 10:00am to Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:00pm February 22, 2024 12:00pm
WHERE: VIRTUAL Classroom with In-Person Tours
COST: $89 until Jan. 15, after Jan 15 registration is $145; Scholarships are available and some
zip codes receive FREE enrollment! (see below for details)

CLASS TIME: 10am – Noon (9am - 10am Office Hours)
CLASS DATES: Five Thursdays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

IN-PERSON TOUR DATES BY REGION (All tours are optional)

  • Tour dates and locations TBD 

REQUIREMENTS: Participants must attend all five classes and plant OR adopt a rain garden to earn their Master Rain Gardener certificate, garden sign, and t-shirt.

QUESTIONS: Need to talk through your registration with a real person? For questions about the Master Rain Gardener course, please contact your hosting partner (your watershed group or county partner). For questions about the course registration system, please contact

Do you live in the following communities? You could qualify for FREE registration to the 2024 winter Master Rain Gardener course funded by the GLRI. Please email Jill Martin to see if you qualify and to get the registration link!
Qualifying Zip Codes
: Detroit (48209, 48217), Ecorse (48229), Inkster (48141), Lincoln Park (48146), Melvindale (48122), River Rouge (48218), Riverview (48193), Romulus (48174), Taylor (48180)

Register Here

Rochester Pollinators Winter Sowing Workshops!

WHERE: Dinosaur Hill Nature Center, 333 North Hill Cir., Rochester, MI
WHEN: choose a Saturday, January 20 or 27, 10-11am
COST: $15 includes all supplies

Native seeds must be cold stratified before they can be planted and germinate in spring. In this workshop we will provide you with all you need to create your own winter sowing project, including the native seeds.


Wildflower Association of Michigan
2024 Conference!

 Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 WAM Conference:

Planting Native for Healthy Waters


Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan

In-person Conference with Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Lynne Heasley from the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University will present “Local Ecological Knowledge as Storytelling, and Why This is Fundamental to Biodiversity Conservation in the Great Lakes.” She is the author of A Thousand Pieces of Paradise: Landscape and Property in the Kickapoo Valley; The Accidental Reef and Other Ecological Odysseys in the Great Lakes; and coeditor of Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship.

Also featuring three Breakout Sessions and a Panel Discussion
Plus, your paid registration includes four webinars throughout the year


click above or visit: WAM Conference

Native Plant Sales
Please check back in February!