When

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Where

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
University Center Auditorium
642 East 5th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
 

 
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Contact

Symposium Manager 
Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 
 
tnvalleywildones@gmail.com 
 

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Native Plants Symposium

 

The 7th Annual Native Plant Symposium presented by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones was created with both casual and experienced gardeners and landscapers in mind.  You will leave with practical tips on natural landscaping and plant selection.  After this symposium, you will know how to put what you’ve learned into practice.

The Symposium will feature three recognized speakers:

Heather Holm, a nationally soughtafter speaker, spends her time passionately educating 
audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. 
Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, published in 2014, helped establish her as 
a knowledgeable resource on the subject.

Phyllis Stiles is the Founder and Executive Director of Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA.

Carol Reese is a Research Horticulture Specialist at UT's West Tennessee AgResearch and 
Education Center. She is a nationally known speaker, blending equal parts gardening  knowledge, homespun wisdom and humor. 


The Symposium will be held at the UTC University Center, a spacious,
uncrowded, accessible venue with free and ample close-by parking. 

Heather Holm’s Pollinators of Native Plants will be available for purchase
and signing by the author. 

Nurseries will have native plants and artists will have artworks for sale. 
(Note: Some vendors only take cash or check.)  You can browse the
various Symposium topics-related exhibits by local organizations. 
Ample time is provided at midday and at the end of the day to visit
exhibits and vendors.  We hope that you will be inspired to create
your own natural landscape and get to take home a door prize.


Symposium Schedule:

8:00 am                   Registration and Marketplace & Expo Opens
9:00 am                   Welcoming remarks
9:10 am                   Certificate in Native Plants "Graduation"
9:20 am                   "Pollination of Native Plants" with Heather Holm
10:20 am                 Book Signing and Marketplace & Expo
11:05 am                 "Bee City USA" with Phyllis Stiles
12:00 - 1:30 pm        Lunch and Marketplace & Expo
1:30 pm                    Chattanooga Area Pollinator Partnership
1:45 pm                    Introduction of new regional landscape awards
2:00 pm                   "Sex in the Garden" with Carol Reese
2:55 pm                    Plants of Promise & Door Prizes
3:30 - 4:30pm           Marketplace & Expo

Registration Policy:  As with all Tennessee Valley Wild Ones paid programs, the number of
attendees is limited.  To give everyone the best opportunity to participate, there is a
non-refundable cancellation fee of $10, with the balance refunded if you cancel at least
7 calendar days before the symposium will be held.  If the symposium is cancelled
by Wild Ones, registrants will get a full refund.  

If you do not pay online, you will need to mail your check to Wild Ones-Tennessee
Valley Chapter, 4918 Marlow Drive, Red Bank, TN 37415.  
Please put the date
of the program in the memo line as well as the last name of the person you are
registering.  You will not be registered until your payment is received.