Welcome to Wild Ones!


Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes . . . promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

Our Wild Ones chapter is dedicated to educating and advocating for biodiversity in the Tennessee Valley.  We offer a variety of programs and events throughout the year that teach sustainable landscaping practices using plants that are native to our region.  We invite you to attend our programs and to become a member!


Surprising Medicinal Stories
of Five Native Plants

Monday, June 14, 2021
6:00pm EDT
Online via Zoom
FREE and Open to the Public
Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist & Co-creator of Sovereignty Herbs
Join Clinical Herbalist and native-plant enthusiast, Erika Galentin of Sovereignty Herbs, for a fun and refreshing exploration of 5 native plants that have an unusual and surprising history of medicinal use. Learn a bit of botany, ecology, and herbalism in this unique class.
Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH (AHG) is a Clinical Herbalist consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH. She holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) and the American Herbalists Guild (USA). She is also a proud member of Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA).

View our Programs for Members Only

Check out our 2021 Certificate in Native Plants classes


Visit the Wild Ones Native Garden Designs website.  The site provides practical, educationally-sound information on native landscaping developed specifically for first-time native plant gardeners looking for help getting started.

The site also features a growing number of free, downloadable native garden designs created by professional landscape designers for multiple ecoregions in the United States, including Chattanooga, taking into account various light, soil and moisture conditions.

A plant list accompanies each design and provides a quick preview of the diversity and beauty of the native plants incorporated

in each design. Both the designs and the plant lists are printer-friendly.

We hope these resources inspire, encourage and motivate you in your native garden journey!


To view previous public programs, please visit our YouTube Channel.