The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones is holding its Fourth Annual Symposium, “Plant Natives 2015 – The Living Landscape” on Saturday, January 24, at Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Auditorium from 9 am to 4 pm with on-site registration beginning at 8 am.
Doug Tallamy, the prize-winning author of “Bringing Nature Home”, will discuss concepts from his newest book, "Living Landscapes", written with Rick Darke. Each layer of the 3-dimensional landscape plays a role in the larger environment, from providing berries for birds, food for bugs, or a place for bees to pollinate. The talk will include design strategies to implement into a home garden.
Rita Venable, author of "Butterflies of Tennessee" will present “A Home for Butterflies”. Learn how to develop a habitat to support adult nectaring and caterpillar feeding for many of the 124 species of Tennessee butterflies.
Kelly Holdbrooks will provide guidance for garden design focusing on design principles using native plants. Ms. Holdbrooks is the Director of Programs at Southern Highlands Reserve, the native plant arboretum and research center in Western North Carolina.
There will be book signings after the talks. Lunch is provided. For more information and to register, go to http://tennesseevalley.wildones.org/plant-natives-2015/ or call 423-847-2012.