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Apr 12

Wild Wander: Plant Natives Weekend

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones is excited to present a weekend of learning, buying, and exploring native plants! Please make sure to check out all of the available options as you register for events. Early registration deals are available until April 1st. We can't wait to see you all there!

Various locations
Chattanooga, TN
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Apr 12, 2024 09:00am - Apr 14, 2024 07:00pm

$0.00 - $60.00

Please See Below for More Information!

As you register, please use the following information to make the best choice available. We have combined ticket options as well as individual tickets! All Saturday activities are free to attend. If you are a student or young professional who is interested in the combined ticket options, please email [email protected].

Friday 4/12 (Finley Stadium 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga TN)

  • 9:00 -10:00 am: Byron Brooks - The Homeowner's Introduction to Invasive Species Management 

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: Diana Gennett– Bees and Trees and Other Wild Things 

  • 11:00 - 11:15 am: Break (coffee/tea and donuts) 

  • 11:15 - 12:15 pm: Jordan Argrett – Robinhood in the Southeast: The Untapped Potential of Parasitic Plants in Grassland Conservation

  • 12:15 - 1:30 pm: Lunch break – plan to go out to eat with friends or bring your own! 

  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm: Mary Priestley and Laura Blackman – An introduction to Nature Journaling

  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Lyn Rutherford Warner Park Bioretention Gardens: Native Plantings as a Tool for Outreach and Stormwater Management

  • 5:00 pm: Social gathering at Southside Social. No registration needed, join for a minute or meal!

Attend ALL five Friday, April 12th workshops and seminars

and receive one ELECTIVE credit toward the Certificate in Native Plants.

Package price for 5 Friday workshops & seminars: $60


Saturday 4/13 (First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga TN)

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Wild Ones – Native Plant Sale & Expo

  • Kid-friendly outdoor crafts and activities throughout the day. CHAPP, Squeaky Boots, LLC, and others will keep us all entertained!

  • 2:00pm - 4:00 pm Social gathering at Naked River Brewing Company


Sunday 4/14 (Various locations)

  • 9:00am - 10:30am - Wild Wander Walk with Squeaky Boots at Stringers Ridge. Family-friendly hike for kids of all ages. Note that this hike is a separate registration.

  • 9:00am - 11:00am - Adult Hike with Stephan Eselgroth at Little Cedar Mountain. Note that this hike is a separate registration.

  • 11:30 - 1:30 pm: City of Chattanooga + WaterWays - Rain Garden workshop at a private residence in East Brainerd. FREE EVENT. Registration is required, lunch will be provided.

  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm: Interpretive Wildflower Walk with Mary Beth Sutton at Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail.

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Botanical illustrations workshop with Katie Sutton at Naked River Brewing Company.