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March 2024

Mar
11

Container Gardening with Native Plants

Monday, March 11th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
GreenSpaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

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

Apartment dwellers and those working in small areas take heart! This program will teach how to use native plants in containers.  Catherine Shaw Truelove, former owner of Bees on a Bicycle, and Ann Brown (TVWO) will instruct us on design and plant selection of natives for containers. 

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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April 2024

Apr
6

CNP Spring Ephemerals and Communities Hike

Saturday, April 6th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Sewanee, Sewanee, TN Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Nature Walk/Hike

This course will explore the rich spring flora of Shakerag Hollow, an old-growth cove
forest located on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
Participants will be taught how to identify over 30 species of wildflowers and learn about
the ecology of this highly diverse forest community. Wildflower display in Shakerag
Hollow rivals that found in the Great Smoky Mountains and this course will occur during
peak flowering time. Participants will be required to make a ½ mile leisurely trek along
a moderately steep trail into the cove and then back out again.
Preparing for class:
Review this website featuring flora of Shakerag Hollow:
http://jonevanslab.wixsite.com/home/mesic-upper-lower-slope
What to Bring with You: Bring a copy of the TN Native Plant Society’s Wildflowers of
Tennessee by Horn and Cathcart, if you have it. If you have a 10x magnifier, that would
also be helpful. We will provide you with a list of plant species you are likely to see
along with a picture sheet to use in the field. Hiking shoes and rain gear will be
needed.

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Apr
8

Miyawaki Method of Re-Forestation

Monday, April 8th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

This program could not be more timely as plans are underway for Chattanooga to develop our urban canopy with funding from a $6 million grant from the Dept. of Agriculture.  Hannah Lewis, the author of "Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World" will be our speaker. This is unique approach to reforestation was devised by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. Lewis will explain how tiny forests can grow quickly and offer rich biodiversity and environmental benefits, more so than forests planted by conventional methods.  

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Apr
21

Hike - Arabia Mtn, Lithonia, Georgia Members Only

Sunday, April 21st, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Arabia Mountain, Lithonia, GA, 30058 Map

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

Arabia Mtn, Lithonia, Georgia and 1 or 2 native nursery visits nearby along return.  Stephan Eselgroth hike guide.  Check back for registration information.

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May 2024

May
18

Landscapes in Progress Members Only

Saturday, May 18th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Private yards, Chattanooga, TN Map

Members Only Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Members will tour yards of volunteers to learn about different types of native plant gardens.

May
25

Hike - Keel Mtn Preserve (Lost sink falls trail), near Gurley, Alabama Members Only

Saturday, May 25th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Keel Mtn Preserve (Lost sink falls), Gurley, AL, 37385 Map

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

Zach Irick will be our hike guide to Keel Mtn Preserve (Lost sink falls trail), near Gurly, Alabama and view Stephen's Gap Callahan Cave along return.  

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June 2024

Jun
15

CNP Rain Gardens

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
TBD

Public Welcome Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop

Background
By definition, rain gardens contain shallow bowl-shaped depressions placed where they may catch rainwater runoff from rooftops and pavements. They are managed to maintain a variety of deep-rooted, native plants and healthy soils to allow for infiltration. They also create an opportunity to provide food and cover for a variety of desirable wildlife, like songbirds and beneficial insects. All plants contained in this list are native to Tennessee and can tolerate temporary inundation as expected during and following rainfall.

Jun
15

Landscapes in Progress Members Only

Saturday, June 15th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Private residences, Signal Mountain, TN, 37377 Map

Members Only Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Two TVWO members will open their yards to members to view their landscaping.

Jun
22

Hike - Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Members Only

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Robbinsville, NC, 28771 Map

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

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Cheoah Ranger District.   Nantahala National Forest, NC +/- Snowbird creek trail.  Check back for registration information.

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July 2024

Jul
27

Hike - Rock Island State Park river scours Members Only

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, TN, 38581 Map

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

Join Zack Irick for a hike at Rock Island State Park river scours.  

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August 2024

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

Hike - Ocoee Raft Trip to View Ruth's Golden Aster Members Only

Sunday, September 8th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Ocoee Raft Trip, Ocoee, TN, 37361 Map

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

Ocoee raft trip to view Ruth's golden aster.  Join Emily Smoot, Lisa Lemza and Mike Shillinger, plus professional outfitters as guides.

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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)
Catoosa WMA Savanna Project, 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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October 2024

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
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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