Third Mondays Programs

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones is resuming free public programs on selected third Mondays of the month.  These programs focus on important and interesting plant topics that are likely of interest to a smaller group of people than our Public Meetings on second Mondays.   These programs are less formal and include time for discussion.


Greenhouse Operations

with Scott Goldman

Monday, May 15, 2023
6:00pm EDT

63 E. Main St., Chattanooga TN

Free and open to the public

Scott Goldman, Plant Certification Inspector for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for the Chattanooga area, will will discuss how his job affects the availability of quality native plants in Tennessee. You may have spoken with Scott or Katy Kilbourne at the Plant Natives 2023 Plant Sale and Expo.

Some of us have small home greenhouses and run plant swaps or plant distribution programs. Scott will share some tips on how to keep these operations healthy and how state regulations might impact those activities.  Please come with your questions.

From the Tennessee Agricultural website:  Within Plant Certification reside the nursery, greenhouse and plant dealer certification programs. Tennessee Department of Agriculture plant inspectors work with industries to ensure the continued movement of healthy, pest-free plant material in interstate and international trade and monitor the phytosanitary condition of plant material coming into the state.