Welcome to Northern Kane County Wild Ones

The Northern Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones. We  are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.


Join us for a Zoom event with Denise Sandoval:  Gardening with Native Plants Through the Seasons.  Each plant she presents will be beautiful, good for wildlife, easy to grow in most gardens and easy to purchase locally.  And once you’ve met the plants, Denise will bring her expertise to bear in providing design tips for each.  Following the webinar, you’ll receive a Zoom email with the handout she’s providing.


Denise’s design projects for the Hawthorne Elementary School in Elmhurst received the 2014 Chicago Wilderness Native Landscaping and Conservation Award.  Her inspiration and greatest teacher is the natural world.  She designs landscapes for the company she owns:  Good-Natured Landscapes LLC, creating beautiful, functional, and kind to the Earth Landscapes featuring native plants, since 2005.

She wants everyone to understand that each landscape is part of the bigger landscape called Earth and has an impact on natural resources, global warming, wildlife,beauty, biodiversity, and other humans.

This event is free, but you must register at: