The Community One Read goal is to connect us to our neighbors and our environment. On April 11th at the Woodville Community Center you will have the opportunity to learn more about gardening with native plants and discuss the book. All are welcome to come learn about native plants, even if you have yet to read the book. This is coordinated by the Baldwin, Deer Park, Glenwood City, Hammond, and Woodville Public Libraries.

The evening will start at 4:30 with area gardening and conservation groups sharing information. Booklets on Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden with Native Plants and Attracting Birds to You Garden with Native Plants will be given away that evening while supplies last thanks to the Woodville Lion’s club generous donation. The libraries will also be providing door prizes.  The organizations that will have information available are the Xerces Society, Wild Ones, SOS – Save Our Songbirds, Wisconsin, plus more.

At 5:00, Susan Carpenter from UW Madison Arboretum will give a Badger Talk on “Gardening with Native Plants”. She is a native plant gardener and works with UW students and community volunteers to monitor the arboretum native gardens.

Around 6:00 o’clock the libraries will be hosting a chili supper and a chance to discuss the book Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy.

Here is a list of native plant gardening books available through the MORE libraries . The list is not exhaustive nor does it include all editions of books that may be available.