With A Little Help From “The Boys”

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President Letting nature take care of itself is often the prevailing attitude of many landowners. Andrew and Renee Mealey of rural Roscoe shared that philosophy for quite a while. Then, according to Renee,...

One Chunk At A Time

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President As Greg and Jamie Zimmerman are quickly learning, naturalizing their yard takes a lot of time and effort. For the past 7 years, Greg and Jamie have worked on their 5 acre tract of land in Roscoe,...

Going a Little Overboard

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President It was a cold, damp April day with rain showers and snow in the forecast. As Catie Vernon started showing off her native plant beds, her enthusiasm helped warm things up. Having just bought their...

Book Signing Meet and Greet with Alan Branhagen

Meet NLI’s new Executive Director, Alan Branhagen, and get your book written by him signed. Alan is author of three books: Midwest Native Plant Primer, Native Plants of the Midwest, and The Gardener’s Butterfly Book. Bring your copy of Alan’s book(s) or buy one...

Randy and Jessie Crow Mermel

Practicing Conservation@Home See more of their place in this TikTok video. Before reaching the driveway, I knew immediately that I had come to the right place. Looking to my left, I saw purple and yellow coneflowers, black-eyed Susans and a number of other native...
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