Wild Ones - Tennessee Valley Chapter
 Healing the earth, one yard at a time

November 2014 Newsletter
Upcoming Events Summary...
see more details in this newsletter below.

October 24-26
Trip to Reelfoot Lake
with Leon Bates

Members Only

November 8th
Annual Meeting
at Greenway Farms
Members Only

December 8th
Holiday Potluck

Members Only

January 24, 2015
4th Annual
Native Plant Symposium
with Doug Tallamy, 
Rita Venable
Kelly Holdbrooks

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Benefits of Membership in the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones

Invitations to
*"Landscapes in Progress" garden visit programs   

*Guided Native Plant & 
Wildflower Walks  
*Native Plant Rescues 
*Native Plant Nursery Visits 
E-mail notices about 
upcoming local native plant EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 
and events.
from local landscapers 
and nurseries, 
Show your Wild Ones 
membership card to receive 
10% off at these nurseries.
with a group of
 local gardeners
 interested in 
native plant landscaping.
PLUS all the benefits of a 
national Wild Ones membership, including the 
New Member Handbook 
with practical ways 
to add native plants to 
your landscape ...
AND the quarterly 
Wild Ones Journal

2014 Annual Meeting
at Greenway Farms
Saturday, November 8th 

On Saturday, November 8th the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones membership will gather at beautiful Greenway Farms to review 2014 and prepare for another great year in 2015.  Morning snacks, beverages, and lunch will be provided. This is our one best opportunity to join together and collectively provide input into the future of our chapter. The meeting will end with another fabulous plant swap and a nature walk with ecologist John Evans. More details are below.  


This event , including lunch, is FREE for all active members.  To register and place your lunch order, please click here: Annual Meeting Registration  When you register, please indicate in the "Comments "box if you would like a standard, vegetarian or gluten-free lunch.

2014 Annual Meeting Agenda


10:00-11:30am - Business Meeting
  • Election of 2015 Officers
  • Reports about Chapter Activities and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Preview of 2015 Programs
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch

12:30-1:00pm - Native Plant & Seed Swap
Bring a labeled native plant or bag of seeds...and take home a new plant or seed!

1:00-2:00pm - Guided Nature Walk with John Evans
Our gathering will end with a one-hour guided nature walk with botanist and ecologist John Evans.  During his walk John will discuss the ecology of invasive plant species, identify the most damaging offenders, and show how best to manage them. 

John Evans  

John's work includes research on plant community responses to climate change and the ecology of invasive plant species at Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park.  Most recently he conducted an inventory of the vascular plants of the Sequatchie Valley, TN.
2015 Native Plant Symposium
Speakers Finalized       
Kelly Holdbrooks

Our speakers for the 2015 TVWO Native Plant Symposium have been finalized.  We are very happy to announce that Kelly Holdbrooks, program director at Southern Highlands Reserve, has agreed to be our third and final speaker at the 2015 Native Plant Symposium. Ms. Holdbrooks is an honors graduate from the college of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia where she received a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture.  She has more than a decade of experience designing and working with gardens in Western North Carolina.  The title of her talk will be "Designing the Living Landscape".


Kelly will be joined by award winning entomologist and writer Dr. Douglas Tallamy and "Butterflies of Tennessee author Rita Venable.

Save the date in your calendar - January 24, 2015.  
Registration details will be available soon.
Save the Date



Tennessee Valley Chapter

of Wild Ones

 Holiday Potluck 

at green|spaces

Monday, December 8th, 6pm



More Upcoming Programs.....
Weekend Field Trip to Reelfoot Lake
 with Leon Bates
October 24-26
Join us for a three-day excursion to this beautiful natural wonder in Northwest Tennessee.  Carpools will leave on Friday and return Sunday afternoon.  The trip will be highlighted by a 3-hour pontoon boat excursion on Saturday morning.  Lodging available at the Cypress Point Resort.  


This trip is for Wild Ones members only.  

Limit 20 participants.

Carpools leave Chattanooga Friday at 8am 

and return by 5pm on Sunday.  

> make your reservation 

Photos from the Garden
from Wild Ones member Mike O'Brien

Female Mantis with Two Males


Ocala Skipper

Gulf Fritillary


Ocala Skipper and Bumble Bee

Wild Ones: Native Plants. Natural Landscapes is a national non-profit organization with over 50 chapters in 13 states that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Please read more information about Wild Ones at www.wildones.org.


We offer guest speakers, field trips and other special events throughout the year, as well as an annual native plant and natural landscaping symposium in early spring.