Symposium Promotes Region’s Biodiversity

Plants   |  

FROM TLC Staff   |  

February 28, 2013 |

Wild Flowers

In his award-winning book, “Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains,” botanist and author Tim Spira brings to light the tapestry of plant life native to the southern Appalachian Mountains. His book organizes plants into natural communities in an effort to connect the public’s growing understanding of the environment and how all parts of the natural world are mutually dependent.

Spira, a plant ecologist and native plant gardener who teaches botany at Clemson University, will discuss his book as the keynote speaker during the Native Plant and Natural Landscaping Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Auditorium.

Organized by the Tennessee Valley chapter of Wild Ones, the Native Plant and Natural Landscaping Symposium will provide information about using native plants in residential, public and commercial landscapes to support birds, butterflies, biodiversity, beauty and a healthy environment with less watering, maintenance, lawn area and chemicals.

Native Plant and Natural Landscaping Symposium

What: Practical information about using native plants in the home landscape to get more birds, butterflies, biodiversity, beauty and a healthy environment with less watering, maintenance, lawn area and chemicals
Who: Organized by the Tennessee Valley chapter of Wild Ones
When:  Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where:  Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Building Auditorium, 4501 Amnicola Highway
How much: $40 for Wild Ones members, $50 for nonmembers before March 1; $60 after March 1 (lunch is included with ticket price) 
For more information:  Click here.

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By Jenni Frankenberg

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