Good Oak News

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Now Hiring!

We're looking to hire for two positions in the next couple of months.  One position is full-time, the other is a seasonal intern.  For more information, follow the links:

Ecological Restoration Specialist or Native Landscaping Specialist

Native Landscaping and Ecological Restoration Internship

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Getting Social

We've made a few changes in how we "keep in touch" with people lately.  First, I hope you like our newly re-designed website!  I think it looks great and it should be easier for you to find the information you are looking for.  If you have a news reader, you can follow this blog by clicking on the icon on our site and follow along with the news and information I post to our blog from there.

In addition to the Linked-In account I set up last fall, Good Oak now has its own Facebook page and Twitter account.  I hope to use the Twitter account to give people a peek "behind the curtain" so to speak, with a little more information about what Good Oak is up to and links to interesting information I come across while researching projects.

The Facebook page will have listing of upcoming events, photos of projects and wildflower (from our walks) and blog posts about relevant topics (also seen on the Good Oak website).  I hope we can make this Facebook site a place for us, our "fans" and clients, and native plant enthusiasts to interact.  If you are not on Twitter, the twitter posts will show up as "status updates" on the Facebook page.

Fhew, that's a lot of ways to get the word out.  I'll do my best to keep it all useful, informative and interesting.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Garden Expo Presentations

Did you make it to one of our presentations today?  Even if you missed it, you can still download our presentation and handouts below.

Native Landscaping: a Primer
Controlling Weeds and Invasive Plants

Monday, February 8, 2010

Good Oak at the Garden Expo

Good Oak will again have a booth at this year's Garden Expo. Please come to the expo and stop by to say "Hi." Additionally, Frank will be giving two talks on Saturday that we hope you can attend. Here's a summary of the talks:

12PM in the Waubesa/Kegonsa Room (on the second floor)
Native Landscaping: A Primer

There are many benefits to landscaping with native plants. Learn why native wildflowers and grasses are a good choice, and explore some of the species that will work well for you.

3PM in the Mendota 5 Room
Controlling Weeds and Invasive Plants

Identify many common and troublesome plants in our landscapes and learn how to deal with them with a focus on organic control methods.

There will also be other presentations about native landscaping and natural areas restoration, and several organizations such as Wild Ones, The Audobon Society, The Prairie Enthusiasts, the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association and more will be there too.

Hope to see you there!