2023 Classes

All Certificate in Native Plants classes are open to the public.
You do not need to be working toward your Certificate in Native Plants to attend any of these classes.

Discounted admission is available to members of Wild Ones, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, and the Tennessee Native Plant Society.

Additional information about 2023 classes will be posted at this site soon.

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Soils & Water

Instructor: Andrea Ludwig, PhD, EIT
Saturday, February 18, 2023
9:00am – 3:30pm EST
Chattanooga State Community College
TCAT Building

CORE Class (6 credits for the Certificate in Native Plants)

This class will focus on how soil and water interactions lay the foundation for supporting a functional, healthy landscape. We will frame our conversation around the five soil forming factors of parent material, climate, biota, topography, and time, and take a look at how each of these is at work in our landscape. We will use technology tools but also simply get our hands dirty to help uncover information that will help in management decisions.

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SOLD OUT!

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Nature Journaling Workshop

Instructor: Janisse Ray
Friday, March 17, 2023
12:00pm – 4:00pm EDST

UTC University Center
Chattanooga TN

ELECTIVE Class (4 credits for the Certificate in Native Plants)

Spend a fun afternoon with other native plant gardeners, naturalists, and lovers of nature in this nature journaling workshop. The workshop will be hands-on, low-key, and interactive. It is designed to create community with fellow naturalists, to hone your observational skills, and to record the legacy of your natural history adventures. No art or writing skills are required. We’ll embark on fun activities that will help you transcribe the enjoyment, contentment, sense of accomplishment, and inspiration that you receive from your landscapes onto the page.

Note: This workshop is part of Plant Natives 2023!  Certificate in Native Plants credit is given for those pursuing the Certificate.

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Native Plant Communities

Instructors: Mary Priestley and Charlotte Freeman
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga TN

CORE Class (6 credits for the Certificate in Native Plants)

Information will be posted soon

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Landscape Management & Stewardship

Instructor: John Magee
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Live via Zoom

ELECTIVE Class (6 credits for the Certificate in Native Plants)

Information will be posted soon

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More 2023 classes are being scheduled.
Please check back for updated information.