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May 17, 2016

What’s best for pollinators?

Scott Stewart, Director of the The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park writes in a recent blog post on native and non-native plants and their benefits to pollinators. One of the greatest benefits of incorporating some non-natives into managed landscape p .. More >

May 17, 2016

Watch this website for selecting native forbs

Careful research by Entomologist Doug Tallamy at the University of Delaware has shown the benefit of native plants for the food web. Over the last two years he and research assistant Kimberly Shropshire have identified and quantified how to create wh .. More >

March 28, 2016

Promote Your Company Here

MELA members -- you can now promote your company right here, where potential customers can see you first when they log onto the MELA home page. Send your company name and a one-sentence company description that tells us who you are, what you do, a .. More >

March 11, 2016

Congratulations to MELA Award Winners

Jim Kleinwatcher and John Edel Honored at MELA Conference March 3rd Kleinwatcher is the recipient of the Polaris Award, given annually in recognition of lifetime commitment to environmental sustainability. Since 1988 Jim Kleinwachter has been .. More >

March 1, 2016

Founder Mike Nowak featured in the Tribune

Congratulations to MELA Founder Mike Nowak who was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune. Check it out HERE. .. More >

February 8, 2016

Gardening Project Feeds Hungry People: Get Involved!

The City of Chicago is offering new locations for community gardens through its Peterson Gardening Project. Total cost to get involved is $85. Produce from each garden will be given to designated food programs. It's a new way to get involved with fee .. More >

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