Free Public Programs

Free Public Programs, presented by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones are generally offered on the 2nd Monday of each month at  green|spaces, 63. E. Main St. in Chattanooga TN, unless otherwise noted.  

Links for virtual programs via Zoom will be posted on this page in the weeks preceding each virtual program. 

All programs and locations are subject to change.  Please check this page regularly for updated information. 

Continue to scroll down for links to additional recorded programs.

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Container Gardening with Native Plants

with Catherine Shaw Truelove and Ann Brown

Monday, March 11, 2024
6:00 – 7:15 pm EST
green|spaces
63 E. Main St., Chattanooga TN

FREE and Open to the Public

Apartment dwellers and those working in small areas take heart! This program will teach how to use native plants in containers.  Catherine Shaw Truelove, former owner of Bees on a Bicycle, and Ann Brown (TVWO) will instruct us on design and plant selection of natives for containers.

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Mini-Forest Revolution

with Hannah Lewis
Monday, April 8, 2024

6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT

Online via Zoom
Link will be available on this page closer to the time of the program

FREE and Open to the Public

Hannah Lewis, the author of Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World will be our speaker. This is unique approach to reforestation was devised by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. Lewis will explain how tiny forests can grow quickly and offer rich biodiversity and environmental benefits, more so than forests planted by conventional methods.

This program could not be more timely as plans are underway for Chattanooga to develop our urban canopy with funding from a $6 million grant from the Dept. of Agriculture.

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More FREE public programs will be coming soon!

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Wild Ones Presents
“The Nature of Oaks:
The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees”

FREE Recorded Webinar

Click HERE to view the presentation

Drawing from his book, The Nature of Oaks (2021), renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy offers a month-by-month guide to observing and identifying the growth of oak trees and the living creatures that depend upon oaks for food and shelter. Oaks perform critical ecological functions: they support biodiversity, sequester carbon, stabilize soil, produce high-quality persistent leaf litter ,and promote healthy watersheds. In this program, Dr. Tallamy presents facts, shares stories, and unpacks myths about oaks, inspiring people to plant and protect these vital, majestic and long-lived trees.

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