支持原生植物救援

Since its formation in 1975, the Native Plant Rescue program of cranbrook房子 & Gardens 辅 has been committed to saving, growing, and educating on the importance of native plants.

Native Plant Rescue volunteers trek through ankle-deep mud, secluded woods, and pouring rain, often during frigid temperatures, to rescue plants from being wiped out at construction or other endangered sites. The rescued plants are then sold at the 年度春季植物销售 in May, planted in the Native Plant/Wildflower Garden or other gardens at cranbrook房子 & Gardens, or donated to school gardens, community gardens, or nature centers. 

本土植物救援目标

  • 拯救原生植物免受破坏
  • 美化cranbrook让所有人享受
  • 提供工厂在工厂销售
  • 教育公众关于本土植物的价值
  • 以社区花园和自然中心的个人的顾问身份行事,并在可能的情况下捐赠植物以帮助他们

什么是本土植物,我为什么要使用它们?

本土植物被认为是在18世纪欧洲人在密歇根定居之前在密歇根州生长的植物。

通过使用本土植物,您可以通过提供生存所需的食物和空间,将传粉媒介,鸟类,爬行动物,两栖动物和哺乳动物吸引到您的花园。这些都是维持我们生态系统的重要组成部分。

由于本土植物适应密歇根州的气候和土壤,它们需要较少的维护 - 水,肥料,杀虫剂 - 才能茁壮成长。

他们为密歇根州提供独特的美丽植物选择,同时帮助维持大湖区的自然遗产!

自1975年以来帮助本土植物生存

In 1974, Maja Schjolin, a Birmingham resident and active gardener, expressed interest in adding a wildflower area to cranbrook花园. Maja combed Oakland County for signs of development; before the bulldozers arrived, she would rescue the plants, moving them to her own private three-acre garden. With the help of her husband, Hans, and her neighbor and fellow 大发平台app member, Jean Holland, Maja established the cranbrook房子 & Gardens Native Plant/Wildflower Garden – most of the plants used in its formation were transplanted from Maja’s personal garden. The Native Plant/Wildflower Garden is still enjoyed today by visitors to 大发平台app, thanks to the initial efforts of Maja and her team.

That first year, Maja contributed a small number of wildflowers to complement the regular 温室 plant sale (which began in 1972). With the help of Jean Holland and a small number of volunteers, plants were dug, potted, and priced. The plants were a huge success and sold out immediately. Patty Shea, another neighbor of Maja’s who had assisted with the sale, soon realized that a more organized plan was needed to keep up with the increasing level of development in the area, as well as the increased demand. In 1975, the cranbrook房子 & Gardens 辅 Native Plant/Wildflower Rescue Committee was formed and guidelines established (Patty Shea was the first chair and served for 25 years before moving to Leland, Michigan – where she also started a wildflower rescue program). 

创新,教育和外展

革新

One of the oldest and most successful programs of its kind, the cranbrook房子 & Gardens 辅 Native Plant team is a pioneer in wildflower rescue within the state and nation.

教育

cranbrook房子 & Gardens 辅 volunteers created 如何组建本土植物救援计划, 对于有兴趣组建本地植物救援计划的其他人而言,这是一个有用的免辅助志愿者还帮助其他机构,如底特律动物园和密歇根大学 - 迪尔伯恩,扩大自己的原生植物收藏。 

推广

Plants leftover after the Auxiliary’s 年度春季植物销售 are either planted in the gardens at cranbrook房子 & Gardens, given to the 大发平台app Schools – Brookside Lower School campus, 大发平台app Institute of Science Erb Family Garden, or donated to various community gardens. Dinosaur Hill, Belle Isle Conservatory, and many more have all been recipients of the 辅’s native plant donations. 

我们需要你的帮助 - 这是怎么回事

识别潜在的挖掘地点

Our dig sites are becoming fewer in number and further away. Look for mature woods and known wildflower sites with for sale signs. Try to obtain the phone number and name of the owner or developer and any additional information. If you own property with native plants or locate a potential dig site, please reach out to the cranbrook房子 & Gardens 辅 at 248.645.3149 or houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu.  

挖掘遗址的志愿者

志愿者s meet at 大发平台app House & Gardens where they receive directions to the day’s dig site. The volunteers then carpool (yet another sustainable act!) to the site and receive instruction from the Day Chair. The actual digging window lasts about an hour. Afterwards, all plants are loaded and returned to cranbrook房子 & Gardens where they are potted and watered.

救援挖掘通常持续三个星期,直到5月中旬的年度春季工厂销售。挖掘承诺每次大约需要三到四个小时,包括通勤(一些挖掘站点距离大约45分钟)。 

新手志愿者将与经验丰富的挖掘者配对,为我们正在拯救的植物和正确的挖掘技术提供指导,以确保植物在运输中存活。

志愿者在原生植物/野花园

陶工,园丁和传播者都欢迎。如果你不能整天早上挖,请考虑帮助我们煮一个小时,或者在我们的野花园中繁殖稀有植物或拔出可怕的大蒜芥菜和其他杂草。 

每年春季工厂销售期间的志愿者

在5月中旬的年度春季植物销售期间,还需要了解有关本土植物/野花的知识。在春季工厂销售之前,需要志愿者对工厂进行标识和定价。在工厂销售时,需要志愿者帮助客人运输植物并提供有关本土植物园艺的见解。 

购买和种植本地和/或捐赠

在一年一度的春季植物销售中购买本土植物,并将它们种植在自己的花园中。甚至在现有种植园中添加一小部分也有帮助。在春季工厂的销售中,原生植物捐赠占销售额的25%左右。非常感谢本土植物的捐赠。我们也欢迎有助于支持我们努力的财政捐款。

年度春季植物销售

Since the Booth family made no provisions for the maintenance of cranbrook房子 & Gardens, the 年度春季植物销售 became a major source of funding, and is still one of the largest revenue streams supporting the preservation of the estate. In 1975, the sale of rescued plants earned $575. From these modest beginnings, the sale of wildflowers has become the big-ticket item at the Plant Sale, contributing an average of over $20,000 annually.

每年春季工厂销售2019年
星期二,2019年5月14日|上午10:00 - 下午7:00
星期三,5月15日,2019年|上午10:00 - 下午2:00 

在新闻里

原生植物/野花救助委员会经常被当地媒体报道,并在几篇国家杂志文章中写过,如 乡村花园®*。电视节目的一集, 丽贝卡的花园2000年春天拍摄了一幅野花救援物资。该节目后来在网络电视台播出。 

*经许可转载 乡村花园® 杂志。
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