If nothing moves in your landscape but a lawnmower,
it’s time to think about designing a natural yard.
You don't need to be an expert to attend. In fact, the symposium was created with both casual and experienced gardeners in mind. You will leave with practical tips and suggestions on plant selections.
There will also be time to browse exhibits, as well as buy native plants from area native plant nurseries and art from area artists.
Go to this page for Symposium Program and Speaker Details
You can also download a symposium brochure with instructions on registering by mail by going to www.tennesseevalley.wildones.org/2014-symposium/ and clicking on the brochure link.
Registration Information:$50 in advance for Wild Ones members
$60 in advance for non-members
$70 at the door or after March 2, 2014 for everyone
$20 for students (you must show a valid student ID)
All prices INCLUDE lunch.
WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING ONLINE REGISTRATIONS. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR AT THE DAY OF THE SYMPOSIUM. THANKS!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pmUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga Auditorium at the University Center - 2nd Level 642 East 5th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Driving directions 8:00 - 9:00 am Registration
8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
9:00 - 9:50 am Good Things from the South Fred Spicer, Executive Director, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
10:00 - 10:50 am Piedmont Garden, Beautiful Landscape Matt Whitaker, Landscape Architect
11:00 - 11:50 am Invasive Plants: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Dr. Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of NC at Chapel Hill
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch, Plant Sale and Art Sale/Exhibitors
1:30 - 2:20 pm The Soil Food Web is the Web of Life Duane Marcus, Organic Farmer and Teacher, The Funny Farm
2:30 - 3:00 pm Questions & Answers with all speakers
3:00 - 4:00 pm Plant Sale and Art Sale/Exhibition continues