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”
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).