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Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter recipient of the 2014 Seth B. Atwood Award for Parks and Conservation in the Organzational category by the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District!

Our Next Event:

Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:00 p.m.:

Permaculture for Native Gardeners

SpeerJudy Speer, Founder and Director of Small Waters Education Center in Harvard, IL.

Judy Speer lives and forages in an oak savanna near the headwaters of the Nippersink Creek in northern McHenry County, IL. She practices and teaches Permaculture design, ecological restoration, and deep ecology with Small Waters Education, a nonprofit organization she founded along with her husband Jack.

Permaculture is a design science rooted in the observation of natural systems. The principles of permaculture teach us how to design ways of living that have the stability and resiliency of natural systems. They show us positive solutions for creating and managing systems for food, medicine, water, shelter, and more.

We meet at Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114, in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC). Look for the signs. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize before the 7:00 meeting, browse merchandise, check out the lending library and Wild Ones information booth. This program is free and open to the public.