Wild Wander: Plant Natives Weekend

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones has planned this mid-April special event —
Wild Wander: Plant Natives Weekend 2024just for you!

Whether you are a seasoned gardener, nature enthusiast
or just curious about sustainability in landscaping,
there is something for you and your family.

Registration is open for workshops and hikes on April 12 & 14
The Native Plant Sale and Expo on April 13 is free and open to the public.

View/Download the digital program for the weekend.

Thank you to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center for sponsorship support of Wild Wander.

Friday, April 12

Finley Stadium
1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga TN

Registration is required for all  April 12 workshops
($15 each).
Full-day registration for all April 12 workshops ($55)
Click HERE to register

9:00 -10:00 am
The Homeowner’s Introduction to Invasive Species Management
with Byron Brooks

10:00 – 11:00 am
Bees and Trees and Other Wild Things
with Diana Gennett

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break 
Coffee/tea and donuts will be available

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Robinhood in the Southeast:
The Untapped Potential of Parasitic Plants in Grassland Conservation

with Jordan Argrett

12:15 – 1:30 pm
Lunch break
Plan to go out to eat with friends or bring your own!

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Nature Journaling 
with Mary Priestley and Laura Blackman

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Warner Park Bioretention Gardens:
Native Plantings as a Tool for Outreach and Stormwater Management

with Lyn Rutherford

5:00 pm
Social Gathering
at Southside Social
1818 Chestnut St., Chattanooga TN
No registration needed, join for a minute or meal!

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Saturday 4/13

 

 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
FREE & Open to the Public
First Horizon Pavilion
1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga TN

Kid-friendly outdoor crafts and activities will take place throughout the day.  Make seed bombs with the Chattanooga Area Pollinator Partnership (CHAPP).  Make nature sun catchers with Squeaky Boots LLC.  Make pollinator puppets and Milkweed seed bombs with Southeastern Nature School’s “Pollinator Pals.”

Plant Nurseries :

  • Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
  • Euchee Meadows Nursery
  • Overhill Gardens
  • Native Plant Rescue Squad
  • Tennessee Naturescapes
  • The Azalea Farm
  • Thomas Nursery

Vendors:

  • The Cat & The Crow Apothecary
  • Green Grace Chattanooga

Exhibitors:

  • Waterways
  • City of Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors
  • Lookout Mountain Conservancy
  • Tennessee Native Plant Society


Click HERE to sign up to be a vendor or exhibitor at the Native Plant Sale & Expo.


2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Social Gathering

Naked River Brewing Company
1791 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga TN
No registration needed,.

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Sunday 4/14

Various locations

Registrations are required for all  April 14 hikes and workshops.
Separate registration is required for morning hikes ($15 each).
Individual afternoon workshops ($15 each).
Full-day registration for all April 14 afternoon workshops ($30).
Click HERE to register

9:00 – 10:30 am
Wild Wander Walk with Squeaky Boots at Stringers Ridge
Kid-friendly. All ages welcome.
Adult guardian is required for all kids under 18.
This is a separate registration.

9:00 – 11:00 am
Adult Hike with Stephan Eslegroth at Little Cedar Mountain
This is a separate registration.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Rain Garden workshop
Presented by City of Chattanooga + WaterWays
Residence in East Brainerd
FREE EVENT – Registration is required, lunch will be provided.

2:30 – 4:00 pm
Interpretive Wildflower Walk at Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail
with WaterWay’s Mary Beth Sutton
Registration is required.

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Botanical Illustrations Workshop
with Katie Sutton
at Naked River Brewing Company
1791 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga TN
Registration is required.

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