EXHIBITOR GUIDE

2019 Wild Ones Conference Exhibitors

ARTISAN ENVIRONMENTS LLC
1103 1st Street South, Apt 2 | Stillwater, MN 55082
www.artisanenvironments.com 
Layering the functions and benefits in the landscape allows us to create healthy habitats for both humans and wildlife. Perennial harvests showcasing native plants are a core component of the DIY landscape designs and tailored installation guides Pete provides.

BIRCHBERRY NATIVE ARTS AND FOOD
Contact: heidi@birchberry.com
Traditional arts, crafts and textiles from the Ojibwe and Lakota nations.

BLUE THUMB – PLANTING FOR CLEAN WATER
Conference Partner
bluethumb.org 
Blue Thumb is a partnership of 50+ organizations and businesses, promoting native plants, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization projects as an integral part of beautiful and ecologically functional landscapes that minimize runoff and protect water quality in cities, towns, and suburbs.

ECOSCAPES SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING
www.ecoscapes1.com
Established in 2002, Ecoscapes Sustainable Landscaping and Native Nursery is a full service landscape design / build / do-it-yourself landscaping contractor serving the Twin Cities Metro, Minnesota. Our nursery delivers native trees, shrubs, and perennials from Elko, MN to the entire Twin Cities Metro. We design and install raingardens, shoreline renovation projects, native plantings, trees, shrubs, flowers, permeable paver driveways and parking areas, paver patios and walkways, retaining walls and stairs, drainage systems, water features, outdoor kitchens, entertaining spaces, and more.

FRESHWATER SOCIETY
Conference Partner
2424 Territorial Road, Suite B | St. Paul, MN 55114 
freshwater.org 
The Freshwater Society promotes the conservation, protection and restoration of all freshwater resources. In 2013, we introduced the new Master Water Stewards program in partnership with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. The Stewards are certified community leaders who work to educate the community, reduce urban runoff pollutants, and to demonstrate how the water may remain onsite to soak into the ground.

FRIENDS OF THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN, INC. 
Conference Partner
PO Box 3793 | Minneapolis, MN 55403
friendsofthewildflowergarden.org
Our purpose is to protect, preserve, and promote the interests of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary for its unique beauty and as a sanctuary for native flora and fauna of Minnesota, and to educate and inspire people of all ages in relating to the natural world.

GREAT RIVER GREENING

Conference Partner
greatrivergreening.org

Great River Greening is Minnesota’s leader in community-based restoration of the land and water that enrich our lives. We are devoted solely to stewardship, working side-by-side with 2,000 volunteers every year to transform degraded land into beautifully resilient habitat that supports wildlife and climate resilience. Since our beginning in 1995, we have engaged 45,000 volunteers and planted 605,000 native trees, grasses & flowers in 20,000 acres on 400 sites throughout Minnesota.
In 2018, Great River Greening launched Restore Minnesota, a multi-year campaign to address the current threats to our Minnesota heritage: By 2020, we will impact 10,000 acres of working lands, including critical wildlife areas; reduce water pollution entering 20+ of Minnesota’s rivers and lakes; increase resiliency, biodiversity, and pollinator habitat across 4,000 acres of public land, and inspire 3,000 youth, including ethnically diverse kids and teens, to care for our natural world.

GREEN SPACE-TRUE NATURE DESIGN, LLC 
Twin Cities, MN
greenspacemn.com
We offer comprehensive landscape design/consulting, landscape build, and garden management services. Our work is inspired by individuals, rooted in NATURE, and centered in ecology. Roxanne Stuhr is the owner, MNLA-CP, MWS.  ALL life needs a garden and we look forward to working with you in yours!

IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE – BUSH LAKE CHAPTER 
Dogwood Sponsor
7515 Izaak Walton Road W | Bloomington, MN 55438
BushLakeikes.org 
On the shores of beautiful Bush Lake since 1937! We are the defenders of Soil, Air, Woods, Water, and Wildlife. We are a diverse group of committed conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts that work to protect our natural world on local, state, and national levels. Since 2001 we have worked to restore our chapter property by removing invasive species and planting over 9,000 native plants. Win a membership in the silent auction. Win free native plants at our booth!

IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE – MN VALLEY CHAPTER
Dogwood Sponsor
6601 Auto Club Road | Bloomington, MN 55438
https://sites.google.com/view/mnvalleychapter
The Minnesota Valley Chapter-Izaak Walton League is a beautiful spot on the bluffs of the Minnesota River Valley at 6601 Auto Club Rd. in Bloomington.  We are restoring our 8 acre grounds to a natural condition with trees, woodland species, prairie grasses, forbs and a big pollinator garden with easy access to the river's floodplain.   The modern chapter house has been renovated with accessibility, upstairs and down.   We put on monthly environmental education programs and many hands-on clearing and planting events.  We are proud, dedicated Defenders of Soil, Air, Woods, Waters and Wildlife.  

LIVING SCULPTURE TREES 
Sunfish Lake, MN 55077
lstreecare.com
Superior rooted trees, retail and wholesale, custom grown and installed.

MINNESOTA NATIVE LANDSCAPES 
Dogwood Sponsor
8740 77th St NE | Otsego, MN 55362
MnNativeLandscapes.com
With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of native restoration, Minnesota Native Landscapes (MNL) can help meet your ecological restoration goals, no matter the project. Specializing in the installation and maintenance of native ecosystems, native seed mixes, and native plant production.

NATURAL SHORE TECHNOLOGIES
Coneflower Sponsor
6275 Pagenkopf Road | Maple Plain, MN 55359
Retail Native Plant Nursery Located at 1480 County Road 90, Independence, MN  55359
www.naturalshore.com
Minnesota's most experienced shoreline restoration company.  We are a design-build ecological restoration company with over two decades of experience in planning, creating and maintaining quality natural areas. We have the most experience restoring and managing lake, pond, and wetland shores across Minnesota. Our experience spans from small residential properties all the way to sprawling city and county parklands.  We grow only chemical-free MN native plants for our projects and for wholesale and retail sales.  

NATURALLY WILD
3539 West 44th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55410
www.naturallywildflowers.com
Naturally WILD is a small Minneapolis nursery that provides native Minnesota wildflowers and grasses for prairies, woodlands and rain gardens, using only natural, sustainable growing methods. We have many native plants that attract wildlife, including several varieties of milkweed and liatris. We encourage creation and restoration of any size prairie, woodland, and wildlife habitat, using sustainable gardening methods without introducing synthetic chemicals or herbicides into the environment.

NEIGHBORHOOD GREENING 
Conference Partner
neighborhoodgreening.org 
Dedicated to community environmental education and stewardship. House by house. Block by block. Neighborhood by neighborhood.
Neighborhood Greening aims to harness the spirit of community to make small but impactful efforts that will make a greener neighborhood for both humans and wildlife. One of Neighborhood Greening's initiatives is the publication of the journal, The Butterfly Effect. Journal articles spotlight community successes, examine small but impactful changes we can make to become better stewards of our local environment, tell our “green” stories, and show how environmental stewardship directly enriches our community, families, and lives.  

NOKOMIS NATURESCAPE
Conference Partner
nokomiseast.org/gardens-pollinators/
facebook.com/NokomisNaturescape/ 
On the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, rests a 4-acre native planting, installed in 1998. This restoration showcases the dynamic oak savanna and prairie natural areas that provide habitat for beneficial insects and birds. The three demo gardens are maintained by volunteers (with many Wild Ones members). Come join us gardening! The Nokomis Naturescape is the site of the Minneapolis Monarch Festival, monarchfestival.org.

PASQUE ECOLOGICAL DESIGN
pasquedesign.com
Pasque Ecological Design specializes in sustainable landscape architecture design services, including designs that emulate, restore, or preserve native plant communities; designs that draw out the regional beauty of native plant communities; sustainable stormwater management; edible gardens; spiritual gardens; healing gardens; and nature based classrooms and playgrounds. Clients include residential, commercial, public, and institutional clients, including, schools and faith based communities.

POLLINATOR FRIENDLY ALLIANCE 
Conference Partner
PollinatorFriendly.org 
Protecting pollinators through habitat restoration, education and awareness, civic stewardship, pesticide reduction, and advocacy.

PRAIRIE MOON NURSERY
prairiemoon.com
Prairie Moon Nursery is an online/mail-order business for 100% native plants of the Midwest. Since 1982, we've shipped the highest quality native plants and seeds, covering 700+ species.

PRAIRIE RESTORATIONS, INC.
Dogwood Sponsor
31646 128th St | Princeton, MN 55371
prairieresto.com
Blog: prairieresto.com/blog/ 
For over 40 years we have installed and maintained native plant landscapes throughout the Upper Midwest. We grow our own local ecotype seed and plant materials which are available for retail sale. Retail locations in Princeton, Scandia and Duluth.

RENAISSANCE SOIL
Conference Partner
renaissancesoil.com
Renaissance Soil is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to transform dirt back into living soil! We hold frequent public classes, perform bio-assays of soil and compost, and are available for farm and garden consultations. Subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter via renaissancesoil.com for class and event updates!

TERRACE HORTICULTURAL BOOKS
503 St Clair Ave | St Paul, MN 55102
terracehorticulturalbooks.com 
Bookseller of new and used books about gardening, natural history, birds, insects and related topics.

WILD FOR MONARCHS 
Contacts for Twin Cities & St Croix Oak Savanna:
Vicki Bonk: vbonk@usiwireless.com
Lynne Markus: bluesky11@comcast.net
https://monarchjointventure.org/our-work/projects/wild-for-monarchs-campaign
A national Wild Ones Campaign created to encourage planting of native milkweeds and nectar plants to support monarchs and other pollinators. We partner with Monarch Watch, Monarch Joint Venture and the Wild Ones Twin Cities chapter partners with the Nokomis Naturescape. 

WILDERNESS IN THE CITY 
Coneflower Sponsor
wildernessinthecity.org
Dedicated to preserving and enhancing urban natural areas for future generations through natural resource stewardship, community engagement, and advocacy.

THE XERCES SOCIETY FOR INVERTEBRATE CONSERVATION 
2019 Design With Nature Conference Spotlight Organization
Conference Partner
Great Lakes Regional Offices: Duluth, MN & Farmington, MN
xerces.org
National Office: 503-232-6639
Since 1971 The Xerces Society has worked to protect invertebrates and their habitats. Invertebrates are an essential part of all ecosystems, contributing to the survival of wildlife, the pollination of crops, and the health of our environment.

Partners Not Exhibiting

AUDUBON MINNESOTA
1 W. Water Street, Suite 200 | St. Paul, MN 55107
audubonminnesota@audubon.org
Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

MINNESOTA WILDFLOWERS
MinnesotaWildflowers.info 
A comprehensive online botanical reference to the plants of Minnesota.