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Grow One Keep One

March 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm CDT

Katie Hobgood with finished milk jugs Grow One Keep One GOKO program that allows volunteer people to take native seeds home in March and bring them back in June.

Grow One Keep One

Mom and daughter and Emma filling milk jugs with soil

Want to help our pollinators?  Want to improve biodiversity in your yard and help restore Meadowbrook Nature Preserve?

Participate in the 2023 Grow One Keep One (GOKO) program! Drop-in on March 13, 2023 8:00am – 7:00pm CT


It’s simple and nearly maintenance-free.  Plant two milk jugs of native wildflower seeds – “grow one” for us and “keep one” for yourself.  Bring your own clean, translucent water or milk jug (not opaque) or we will provide you with one!

Other materials SHLT will provide you with: soil, seeds, and growing instructions/ conditions. Just take everything home, plant the seeds, gently water them, and set them in a warm, sunny spot for two months to germinate.  Then, return the “grow one” milk jug in June!

If you have extra space and would like to plant more than two milk jugs, we are happy to supply you with additional milk jugs, soil, and seeds!  If you have extra clean, clear milk jugs to donate, we will accept them and pass them along for other GOKO growers to use.

Please RSVP or drop-in for the date you’d like to pick up your supplies at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve so we can be ready.  If you have any questions, feel free to email Volunteer Coordinator or call the office at 219-242-8558.


March 13, 2023
8:00 am - 7:00 pm CDT
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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