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August 2024

Aug
12

Our Favorite Native Plants

Monday, August 12th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom

Several of our members will share photos and growing tips on their favorite natives. 

Aug
19

What Do I Plant? (Valley Gardens)

Monday, August 19th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom

Not all valley properties are the same, but they all reside in lowland areas that differentiate them from nearby mountain properties. In this class you will learn about the unique conditions of valley locations and how to select native plants that are suitable for them. You will also learn how to best use those plants in the native landscape. Native plant selection tools and plant lists will be provided. 

Aug
22

"Combating the Biodiversity Crisis with Native Plants" with Sarah Gray & Coralie Palmer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native plants can enhance biodiversity and support ecosystems in our upcoming Wild Ones national webinar, “Combating the Biodiversity Crisis with Native Plants” featuring Sarah Gray and Coralie Palmer from the Indiana Native Plant Society.

Native plants are essential for maintaining biodiversity as they provide food and shelter for a wide range of wildlife, including pollinators, birds, and beneficial insects. By incorporating native plants into your landscape, you can create a thriving ecosystem that supports local fauna and flora. These plants are well-adapted to local environmental conditions, making them more resilient to climate change and reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Attendees will learn how native plants can improve soil health, enhance water retention, and contribute to a more sustainable and vibrant ecosystem.

Sara and Coralie are part of the Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS) Landscaping team, and they have collaborated on diverse projects across Indiana, including native planting schemes for schools, community gardens, the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Humane Society. Their new design for Indianapolis reflects typical sub-divisions in Indiana and considers future climate challenges, such as increased flooding and hotter, drier summers. The design features resilient, native Indiana plants that thrive in local soil conditions and contribute to the ecosystem.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from leading experts in native plants! Participants will gain practical insights into native garden designs and learn how tailored landscaping can support wildlife, promote ecological balance, and help restore natural habitats. 

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Aug
24

Hike - Town creek Scour, High Falls, Sand Mtn Creek Scours Members Only

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Town creek scour, High Falls, Sand Mtn creek scours. , Grove Oak, AL, 35975 Map

Members Only Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Lots of Physical Activity

Join Zack Irick will be our guide at Town creek scour and nearby High Falls Park just downstream.  Grove Oak, Alabama.  Sand Mtn creek scours. 

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September 2024

Sep
8

Middle Ocoee Rafting Trip to View Ruth's Golden Aster

Sunday, September 8th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Adventures Unlimited, Ocoee, TN, 37361 Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Nature Walk/Hike Lots of Physical Activity

Middle Ocoee River Trip with Adventures Unlimited to view Ruth's golden aster and many other native plants.

 Click here for more information and to register. Golden Aster Paddle - Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones (tnvalleywildones.org)

Sep
9

Public Program

Monday, September 9th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

TBA

Sep
16

What Do I Plant? (Mountain Gardens)

Monday, September 16th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom

Selection and layering of native plants is important for a thriving ecosystem in mountain gardens. Strategies for creating and managing those gardens in both sunny and woodland conditions will be discussed. Plant lists will be provided. 

Sep
19

"The Beauty and Benefits of Hedgerows" with Heather McCargo

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, September 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore the ecological and aesthetic advantages of hedges and hedgerows in our upcoming Wild Ones national webinar, “The Beauty and Benefits of Hedgerows” with Heather McCargo, founder of Wild Seed Project.

Native hedgerows are diverse plantings of woody plants from shrubs to small trees along with herbaceous groundcovers at their base.  Learn how these low-maintenance and sustainable plantings of shrubs, trees, and groundcovers can enhance biodiversity, provide critical habitats for wildlife, and contribute to climate resilience. Discover practical tips for designing and implementing hedgerows in various landscapes, from farms to urban settings, and understand their role in supporting pollinators, birds, and soil health. 

 You will also learn about Heather McCargo and the Wild Seed Project's latest collaboration with Wild Ones on the new Native Garden Design for Portland, ME. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leading expert in native plant restoration and take your landscaping skills to the next level. 

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Sep
21

Landscapes in Progress Members Only

Saturday, September 21st, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Chattanooga, TN

Members Only Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

TVWO members will visit the yards of 2 members to view their landscapes in progress.

Sep
28

Hike - Catoosa WMA Savanna Project Members Only

Saturday, September 28th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
35FV+G98 Alpine Acres, Tennessee, Crab Orchard, TN, 37361 Map

Members Only Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Lots of Physical Activity

 Join Zach Irick for a hike to Catoosa WMA Savanna project. 

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Sep
30

Caring for Native Plant Gardens

Monday, September 30th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Warner Park , 1254 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN, 37404 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

For this class, meet in the Parking area between the recycling center and the Community Fitness Center. Caring for your garden as it grows and changes over time is the best part! We will discuss basics of sustainable landscape care such as optimizing maintenance activities for wildlife support, and reducing air and water pollution. There are key differences between managing a native plant garden and a conventional landscape, so let's get into it!

October 2024

Oct
14

Public Program

Monday, October 14th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

TBA

Oct
19

Landscapes in Progress Members Only

Saturday, October 19th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)

Members Only Home Garden Tour Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Members will give a tour of their yards describing their native plant landscapes.

Oct
24

"Matrix Landscape Design" with Benjamin Vogt

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, October 24th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Learn how to use high-density plantings that replicate natural ecosystems in aesthetically pleasing designs, enhancing ecological functions while reducing maintenance efforts in our upcoming Wild One’s national webinar, “Matrix Landscape Design” with author, landscape designer, activist, and educator Benjamin Vogt.

Matrix planting is a landscape design approach that mimics natural ecosystems by closely planting and layering compatible perennials and grasses to cover the soil, provide more ecosystem services, and eliminate the need for wood mulch or aggressive weeding.  Join Wild Ones for a webinar to learn how author, educator, and landscape designer Benjamin Vogt applies this approach to create stunning native gardens. Learn the principles behind this method, its ecological benefits, and practical steps to implement matrix planting in your own garden. 

You will also learn about Benjamin’s latest collaboration with Wild Ones on the new Native Garden Design for Lincoln, NE. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from a leading voice in natural garden design and take your gardening skills to the next level. Register now to secure your spot! 

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Oct
26

Hike - Och's Gateway Trail Members Only

Saturday, October 26th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Och's Gateway Trail, Lookout Mountain, GA, 30750 Map

Members Only Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Lots of Physical Activity

 Join Stephan Eselgroth for a hike at Och's gateway trail.  

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November 2024

Nov
11

Public Program

Monday, November 11th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

TBA

January 2025

Jan
23

"San Diego, CA Native Garden Design" with Jeanine Sharkey

Hosted by Wild Ones San Diego Chapters
Thursday, January 23rd, 2025
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Learn about the Wild Ones San Diego Chapter's newest demonstration garden funded in part by Monarch Joint Venture and U.S. Forest Service International Programs. You'll also hear from landscape designer Jeanine Sharkey about this newest San Diego native garden design. 

More details and registration coming soon. 

February 2025

Feb
27

"Albany, NY Native Garden Design" with Kate Brittenham

Hosted by Wild Ones Capital Region NY Chapters
Thursday, February 27th, 2025
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Learn about the Wild Ones Capital Region NY Chapter's newest demonstration garden, funded partly by Monarch Joint Venture and U.S. Forest Service International Programs. You'll also hear from landscape designer Kate Brittenham about this newest Albany NY native garden design. 

More details and registration coming soon

September 2025

Sep
18

September Wild Ones National Webinar

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, September 18th, 2025
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Details coming soon! 

October 2025

Oct
16

October Wild Ones National Webinar

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, October 16th, 2025
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Details coming soon! 

November 2025

Nov
20

November Wild Ones National Webinar

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, November 20th, 2025
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Details coming soon!