Category: Past Events

Topic: Wild Ones Native Plant Propagation – Part 2 (Thursday, March 14, 2024)

Topic: Wild Ones Native Plant Propagation – Part 2 Ben Casteel, Horticulture Instructor and Program Coordinator at the Virginia Highlands Community College invites us to the campus greenhouse in Abingdon to learn about propagation of native Appalachian plants. Ben will cover both Sexual (seed prep – including processing, stratification, and scarification) and Asexual Propagation (division […] Continue reading "Topic: Wild Ones Native Plant Propagation – Part 2 (Thursday, March 14, 2024)"

Garden Tour – Snow Ferreniea’s Garden – Members Only (May 4, 2024)

Snow Ferreniea is English, having initially learned about plants and gardening from her parents, both of whom were avid gardeners. She also received her formal education in horticulture in England. Coming to America in the 70’s, she continued to pursue her passion for plants, especially native ones, as a professional horticulturist. Snow was director of […] Continue reading "Garden Tour – Snow Ferreniea’s Garden – Members Only (May 4, 2024)"

Invasive species Management with Rod Walker of Blue Ridge PRISM (Thursday, February 8, 2024)

A video recording of Rod Walker’s February presentation for the Appalachian Highlands chapter of Wild Ones may be accessed here: https://youtu.be/NdbOnZZpoiU Blue Ridge PRISM Inc began as a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to reducing the negative impact of invasive plants in the northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Effective invasive plant control is a community and […] Continue reading "Invasive species Management with Rod Walker of Blue Ridge PRISM (Thursday, February 8, 2024)"

Wild Ones Native Plant Propagation – Part 1 (Thursday, January 11, 2024)

Ben Casteel, Horticulture Instructor and Program Coordinator at the Virginia Highlands Community College invites us to the campus greenhouse in Abingdon to learn about propagation of native Appalachian plants. Ben will cover both Sexual (seed prep – including processing, stratification, and scarification) and Asexual Propagation (division / separation, cuttings, layering, and grafting) of native plant […] Continue reading "Wild Ones Native Plant Propagation – Part 1 (Thursday, January 11, 2024)"

Snakes in Your Garden with Connie Deegan (Thursday, December 7th, 2023)

Good native landscaping attracts all animals.  Snakes are an amazingly important part of the ecosystem, and many people happily coexist with snakes on their property.  Connie Deegan’s program will include a discussion on the physiology of snakes, the rarity of actual snake bites and what to do in the event of a rare mishap.  Connie […] Continue reading "Snakes in Your Garden with Connie Deegan (Thursday, December 7th, 2023)"

Going Forward- November Members Only Gathering (Thursday, November 2nd, 2023)

On November 2nd we will celebrate our second year as the Appalachian Highlands Chapter with a social hour and business meeting. The social hour will include a slide show reviewing our activities over the year. This will be followed by a short business meeting with election of 2024 officers. Finally, the 3-yr strategic plan for […] Continue reading "Going Forward- November Members Only Gathering (Thursday, November 2nd, 2023)"

Art & Nature: A Studio Visit with Suzanne Stryk (Thursday, October 26th , 2023)

Artist Suzanne Stryk invites us to her William King Museum of Art studio to explore her newest project featuring natural landscapes in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. She’ll also read from her book, The Middle of Somewhere, which describes her three-year creative journey across Virginia to create an art project titled “Notes on the State […] Continue reading "Art & Nature: A Studio Visit with Suzanne Stryk (Thursday, October 26th , 2023)"

Native Plant Gardening – Which Plants Work Where? – Chris Ludwig (Thursday, September 14th, 2023)

We are pleased to have Chris Ludwig draw on his passion and knowledge of Virginia’s flora to describe native plants that can be utilized in our gardens to create natural wildlife habitat.Chris worked for the Virginia Natural Heritage Program within the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. There he served as Staff Botanist from 1988 […] Continue reading "Native Plant Gardening – Which Plants Work Where? – Chris Ludwig (Thursday, September 14th, 2023)"