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Old 06-08-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Default Restoration ...with a little help from friends

A while back staff posted about a website
Join the Native Seed Gardeners

where several organizations...

FPDCC Volunteer Resources
Audubon Chicago Region
Citizens for Conservation, Barrington,Illinois ...

were looking for volunteers to grow native plants locally for a restoration at Spring Creek.The seeds were started by the Chicago Botanic Garden

With over 500 responses this last week was spent handing out the plants.
First I received an email with a list of available plants and a form about myself and garden (sun,shade,space available,etc...).
When the number of plants for each was determined we were asked to pick 5 or 6 favorites from the plant list.
On June 1st we were notified where to pick up the plants and told than they were small plugs but not which we would receive.

Saturday I picked up the plants.
2 - Michigan Lily/Lilium michiganense
2 - Northern Bedstraw/Galium boreale
1 - Canadian Hawkweed/Hieracium canadense
1 - Scurfy pea/Psoralea tenuiflorum

Now I'll plant them although the best area is where the rattlesnakemaster seedlings were to go. The neighbors will surely think we are growing weeds. Wish me luck!
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