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Native Plant Symposium Coming in March

The Chattanooga Native Plant & Wildflower Group of the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County is proud to present its first annual native plant symposium “Chattanooga’s Native Beauty: Gardening with Native Plants” on Saturday, March 10, 2012.  The symposium will be held at Chattanooga State Community College campus in its Humanities Theatre.  The program will begin with registration at 8:00 am, with speakers to start at 8:30 am.  The $45 registration ($40 if you register before March 1)  includes program materials, refreshments and lunch.   There will be door prizes as well.

The schedule of speakers is as follows:

Role of Native Plants in Biodiversity
Richard Clements, PhD
Chattanooga State Community College

Butterflies and Native Plants
Paulette Ogard and Sara Bright
Authors of “Butterflies of Alabama”

Growing Native Plants
Margie Hunter
Author: “Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee”

Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines
Speaker: Avi Askey, Owner, Overhill Gardens Native Plant Nursery, Vonore, TN

Landscape Design Considerations with Native Plants
Sam Rogers, ASLA
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Authors Margie Hunter and Sara Bright and Paulette Ogard’s books will be available for purchase at the symposium.

Master Gardeners who attend may earn 5 continuing education credits (CEUs).

For more information and to register, go to this website:  www.chattanooganatives.blogspot.com  You may also download a brochure by clicking here.

 

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