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Composting Yard, Garden & Food Wastes at Home

Compost is a desirable product to use in the yard or garden. It benefits the soil by enriching the soil, helps the soil in holding more water and nutrients, and attracts earthworms.

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter by a managed process. The breakdown of wastes by microorganisms is nature’s way of recycling.

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Town Center Market

Fashioned after the French Market in New Orleans, the Town Center Market will be open every Saturday starting July 7 year-round from 10am-5pm. The Town Center Market is located at Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

The Town Center Market offers a unique indoor green space with lovely wood floors, vaulted ceilings, […]

New Rain Barrel Workshops

We are happy to announce the 2012 series of rain barrel workshops to be held at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. These build your own rain barrel workshops offer the opportunity to construct your own 55-gallon plastic rain barrel that will be ready to hook up to your home’s rain gutter system. The following dates […]

Does Your Yard Measure Up?

A “Tennessee Yard Done Right” is beautiful, earth-friendly and saves money.

Through the Home Landscape Workshop, Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods (TYN) helps homeowners create attractive and healthy yards by working with Tennessee’s environment rather than against it.

TYN will host a Home Landscape Workshop in Chattanooga on April 24th and May 1. The six-hour workshop […]

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 […]

Gardening with Useful Native Plants Presentation on December 5

The Southern Appalachian region is, next to Southern China, the most botanically rich region on earth. Most of the plants growing around us have been used as food and medicine for hundreds or thousands of years. Some of our native plants risk being overharvested because the global demand for them exceeds the supply. Join Holli […]

The Chattanooga Native Plant and Wildflower Group

Title: The Chattanooga Native Plant and Wildflower Group Location: Green|Spaces Description: The next meeting of the Chattanooga Native Plant & Wildflower Group will be Monday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Green|Spaces, 63 East Main Street.

At the meeting, we will be screening of the movie “Green Fire.”

The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever […]

September Rain Barrel Workshop

There is one new rain barrel workshop now scheduled for Saturday, September 10 at 11 am at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center. These build your own rain barrel workshops offer the opportunity to construct your own 55-gallon plastic rain barrel that will be ready to hook up to your home’s rain gutter system.

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September Natives Meeting

Title: Chattanooga Native Plant and Wildflower Group Location: Chattanooga Area Food Bank Conference Room Description: The monthly meeting of the Natives will feature a presentation by Sean Crimmins, talking to us about “Native Plants in Erosion Control.”

Sean Crimmins is President of TPG Green Solutions, LLC and a nationally recognized erosion control specialist. TPG Green […]

Rain Barrel Update

In case you didn’t get a chance to participate in the rain barrel workshops MGHC offered this year, don’t despair. Building a rain barrel is a relatively easy Do It Yourself job. The University of Tennessee through the Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods initiative put together a publication that provides clear instructions on building your own […]