The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones is an organization for those interested in landscaping with native plants. We present guest speakers in educational programs throughout the year, as well as an annual native plant symposium in early spring; these programs are open to the public. Additional programs for members-only include field trips, regional hikes, visits to members’ gardens (“Landscapes in Progress”), social events and meetings. The chapter also offers Certificate in Native Plants classes, in partnership with the Tennessee Native Plant Society and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.
August 14 The History of Botanical Illustration
with Linda Fraser
September 11 Sunflowers & Relatives
with Dr. Ed Schilling
Click HERE to view more upcoming programs.
The Chattanooga Area Pollinator Partnership is a project of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones that aims to restore pollinator habitat. We are working cooperatively with other area organizations to expand pollinator protection north and east of the metropolitan area. We are volunteers, gardeners, teachers, conservationists and students concerned about increasing and improving pollinator habitat.
Be part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge which was developed in conjunction with the White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators by registering your garden. Or, if you’re already registered with Wild Ones Native Plant Garden/Habitat Program, you’ll automatically be registered.
Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food eaten each day, but their presence is declining due to lack of habitat. Providing native landscaping in our yards and municipal green spaces will increase more nectar and pollen sources. Providing native flowering plants and trees will help improve the health and numbers of native pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats and many others across the country.
WILD ONES: NATIVE PLANTS. NATURAL LANDSCAPES is a national non-profit organization with over 50 chapters in 15 states that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Read more information about Wild Ones at www.wildones.org.
Click HERE to join the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones.