Winter Workshop: Learn to plant your own Wisconsin rain garden

Who: Hosted by Wild Ones Green Bay, The Farmory The Farmory, and Green Bay Garden Blitz Green Bay Garden Blitz
Featured Speaker: Brent Hanson of Hanson's Garden Village Hanson's Garden Village

What: Singin' in the Rain, Wisconsin rain gardens
Brent Hanson of Hanson's Garden Village, Rhinelander, will discuss how to design and plant a rain garden using native plants emphasizing on techniques for clay soil. Rain gardens are great tools for the gardener interested in sustainable garden practices!

Sample Farmory salads will be offered. Bring you own bag lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be available. Tours of The Farmory will be available after the presentations. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

Where: Neighborworks Green Bay, 437 South Jackson St., Green Bay, WI, 54301 

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10AM-2PM

Questions? Contact Ceci at 920-621-7688

Upcoming Events


10 AM - 2 PM




Come out and join the fun!


2325 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere
Monarch Caterpillar, Courtesy Rob Zimmer

Our theme this year is Wild About Native Plants . . . 

and other wild things.

Most plants are $5.00, cash or check preferred. 

Plenty of plants in stock including several species of 


Late summer and early fall are great times to put in new plants.

10:30 - 11:30 am - Book Signing by Rob Zimmer, Outdoor writer and photographer.

11:00 - 1:00  Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary - Raptors
on Display

12 Noon - Keynote Presentation: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs and an Update on the Emerald Ash Borer, by Linda Williams, WI DNR Forest Health Specialist. Bonus - talk a walk with Linda through the prairie plantings to identify insects.

Ongoing Exhibits  Ask The Experts      
Blue Birds 
Monarch Butterflies              
NEW Land Trust
Kids Activities                                Wood Nymph, Courtesy Rob Zimmer

Do you know?
  • The oak tree provides sustenance for 557 species in our food webs; the lilac, 40.
  • That a chickadee will gather from 390 to 570 caterpillars to feed their young each day. To rear one clutch, they must catch 6,240 to 9,120 caterpillars!
  • With 7.2 billion people on earth today there are now 1400 times more people beating back nature than when we were hunter gatherers.
  • 95% of our country has been logged, tilled, drained, grazed, paved or otherwise developed.
  • Of thousands of non-native plants we have brought to our shores, 3300 are aggressively displacing native plant communities.
  • That hummingbirds specialize on 80% insects. Or that 96% of our terrestrial birds species rear their young on insects…mostly caterpillars
  • 90% of the insects that eat plants can develop and reproduce only on the plants with which they share an evolutionary history.