Programs & Events

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones offers a variety of programs and events throughout the year, including the following:

Monthly Speakers
These presentations are generally held at 6:00pm on the second Monday of the month.  They are FREE and open to the public.  Please check the calendar for dates and program information.  View previous public programs on our YouTube Channel.

Certificate in Native Plants Classes
Monthly classes, taught by respected experts in their fields, are offered from January through November.  Classes are open to those pursuing the Certificate in Native Plants, as well as individuals simply interested in the topic.  Class discounts are available to Wild Ones members.

Plant Natives! Symposium
This annual all-day symposium is presented in the spring and features nationally recognized speakers.  Ticket discounts are available to Wild Ones members.

Native Plant Marketplace and Expo
This annual event is held in conjunction with the Symposium; it is free and open to the public.  Native plant nurseries offer plants for sale.  Local/regional environmental organizations, artists and other vendors are also present.

Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales
Regional native plant nurseries come to Chattanooga each spring and fall to offer a wide variety of native plants for local gardens.

Landscapes in Progress
These free, members-only events are held in home gardens of Wild Ones members.  They offer the opportunity to learn from each other about native plant gardening.

Regional Hikes, Garden Visits and other Pop-Up Events
Special events for members-only are presented and various times throughout the year.

Annual Meeting
The Tennessee Valley Chapter holds an annual meeting each year, usually in November.  At this free, members-only event, we elect Board members and officers for the coming year and share highlights from the prior year.  We provide lunch and offer a Native Plant/Seed Swap.

Holiday Social
In December, Wild Ones members gather for a potluck dinner.

Community Events
Volunteer members of our chapter set up information tables and booths at many local events throughout the year.  You are welcome to stop by to get information about Wild Ones, as well as practical tips about plant selection or starting your own native plant garden.