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2014 Certificate in Native Plants Program

Over the last year we have spent many hours planning and organizing Tennessee’s first Certificate in Native Plants program. The course is a cooperative effort of the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, the Wild Ones, Tennessee Valley Chapter, and the Tennessee Native Plant Society. We are jointly pleased to announce that the program is […]

Green Express Horticulture Short Course

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Sixteenth Annual Green Express Horticulture Short Course –Jan 8th&9th at Chattanooga State sponsored by UT and the Chattanooga Association of Landscape Professionals. See the class brochure and register your employees today.

12 Speakers on Landscaping topics. Still only $50 for both days ( $35 for CALP members)

Learn about landscaping with […]

TVA’s Annual Spring Wildflower Walks

Title: TVA’s Annual Spring Wildflower Walks Location: Norris, TN

When: March 30 and April 6, 10:00am and 1:00pm

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Description: Nature will be on display during TVA’s annual spring wildflower walks in Norris on Saturday, March 30, and Saturday, April 6.

The guided walks will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. […]

Magnificent Seeds Conference

Title: Magnificent Seeds Conference Location: Walden Town Hall, Signal Mountain TN WhenMarch 23, 2013, 1:30-4:30pm Link out: Click here

Description: The Friends of the Cumberland Trail are sponsoring a gathering of wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, botanists, ecologists, and public land managers to expand the work of the Cumberland Seeds Project, a seed banking project focused on […]

2013 Natural Landscaping Symposium

Practical information about using native plants in the home landscape to get MORE birds & butterflies, biodiversity, beauty, and a healthy environment… with LESS watering, maintenance, lawn area, and chemicals

Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Chattanooga State, Humanities Auditorium

$40 in advance for Wild Ones members; $50 in advance for non-members; […]

Tree ID 101 Class

Title: Tree ID 101 Class Location: Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center Link out: Click hereDescription: Within the course of three days you will learn how to recognize and identify many of the broadleaf and evergreen trees in the Tennessee Valley.

This course is designed for nature enthusiasts, outdoor educators, teachers, home school parents, naturalists, informal […]

Chattanooga Native Plant and Wildflower Group Monthly Meeting

Title: Chattanooga Native Plant and Wildflower Group Monthly Meeting Location: Green|Spaces Description: May is for the birds, and this month’s presentation will be about attracting and sustaining our feathered friends. Longtime birders and native plant aficionados Chris Mahoney and Susan Schott will provide a unique look at how we can make our yards a bird […]

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 […]

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 […]