Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM EDT
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT

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UTC University Ctr. Auditorium & Local Gardens 
Chattanooga, TN  



Bringing Nature Home Event Manager 
Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter 


This is the registration page for the COMBO TICKET for the following events:

  • Friday September, 7, 2018 Habitat Hero event
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 "Bringing Nature Home" Garden Tour

The COMBO TICKET is available only for current members of Wild Ones.

To purchase tickets for these events separately, visit ChaPollinator.org

Program and Event Details:

Habitat Hero
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

University of Tennessee University Center Auditorium
642 E. 5th Street, Chattanooga TN 

Doug Tallamy will present a talk - "Creating Living Landscapes." 
Dr. Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home.

Tallamy will tell us that we will not keep our ecosystems running 
if we do not save the creatures that run them. To save local biodiversity, 
we must increase the amount and diversity of native plants in our neighborhood and corporate landscapes. But how
can we create socially acceptable landscapes using native plants? 
Many people are concerned that natives are more prone to insect damage, are messy and not attractive, will attract vermin, and cannot be used formally. Tallamy will dispel these misconceptions and suggest ways to make your property a showpiece without losing its ecological function in the local ecosystem.

The program also includes presentation of the 2018 Habitat Hero Awards to exemplary 
sustainable gardens in the Tennessee Valley.

Bringing Nature Home
Garden Tour

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Bringing Nature Home Garden Tour proves that native gardens are beautiful and can be designed for any budget, and that each of us plays a critical role in supporting biodiversity.
Journey to some of the area's most beautiful native plant gardens, with assistance from our chapter's volunteers who will be available in each garden to help you learn the "whys" and "how tos."
The gardens are labors of love at least 50% native plants, and each is created in harmony with the area's climate, soils and wildlife.
The tour promotes native gardens as a safe haven for birds, butterflies and especially native pollinators, which is why we are Bringing Nature Home.
Visit five different established native plant gardens (from full sun to full shade) in the Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain areas, and learn how to garden more sustainably and bring nature to YOUR home garden:
  • Cheri Hubbard's garden in Signal Mountain
  • Nora & Bob Bernhardt's garden on Signal Mountain (Walden)
  • Bob & Deb Hulse's garden on Lookout Mountain
  • Bill Moll's garden in Red Bank
  • Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute garden
Driving directions will be provided closer to the time of the garden tour.


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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 reecived.