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.

Check back at this site later this year.  Plant Natives 2020! will be coming in March 2020.


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