Plant Natives 2019!

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2019
University Center, University of Chattanooga

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones presents its eighth annual Plant Natives 2019! weekend of activities.  The theme for the weekend of events is “Partnering with Nature.”

This year’s Saturday Symposium features Larry Weaner, landscape designer and author of Garden Revolution.  Weaner advocates shedding conventional gardening’s counter-productive practices – tilling, weeding, irrigating and fertilizing – which cause perpetual disturbances that create an irresistible invitation to invasive species. It’s not just a matter of using native plants whenever possible but using them in communities that are integrated and resilient.  Jenny Cruse Sanders and Dwayne Estes round out the speaker lineup for the all-day Symposium on Saturday.



The free Native Plant Marketplace & Expo on Saturday offers the opportunity to purchase native plants from four different regional nurseries.  Other interesting vendors and related organizations will also be present at the Expo.

Two half-day Seminars on Friday are available to enhance the Symposium experience:

•  Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Woods and Water with Larry Weaner

•  Getting Down in the Weeds with the Prairie Preacher to Learn Grasses, Sedges & Rushes with Dwayne Estes

Active Wild Ones members are invited to attend the Friday evening  Symposium Eve Dinner with the Speakers.  Registration for the dinner will be open soon.


Sponsorship support for Plant Natives 2019! has been provided by: