Category: Past Events

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)"

Limit Deer Damage in Your Landscape with Michele Armon (Thursday, August 3rd, 2023)

Damage from deer pressure can be very frustrating and costly! Michele Armon from Ninety % Native deals with this issue daily on her wooded lot in Northern Virginia.  She will talk about the methods she uses to reduce deer damage and the plants she finds to be particularly unattractive for deer browsing. While different herds […] Continue reading "Limit Deer Damage in Your Landscape with Michele Armon (Thursday, August 3rd, 2023)"

Member’s Expanding Meadow Garden Tour (Sunday, July 16, 2023)

Members Only! When: Sunday, July 16, 20236:00 – 8:00 pm (Eastern Time) Garden meadows have color, interest, and wildlife value every month, but July can be one of the more spectacular displays of native wildflowers.  Gail Olson has been converting a hayfield to a meadow for 10 years. She will describe the process and lessons […] Continue reading "Member’s Expanding Meadow Garden Tour (Sunday, July 16, 2023)"

Pink Lady Slipper Walk and Damascus Trail Center Native Gardens Tour (Sunday, May 7, 2023)

Parking is limited at the Laurel Creek trailhead in the Cherokee National Forest. Therefore, we plan to meet in Damascus and, after touring the Gardens, carpool to view the Pink Lady Slippers about 5 miles south. There is adequate parking in Damascus at Laurel Creek Park (127 West Imboden Street) 2 blocks from the Damascus […] Continue reading "Pink Lady Slipper Walk and Damascus Trail Center Native Gardens Tour (Sunday, May 7, 2023)"

Laurel Run Park, Wild flowers and more, City Nature Challenge Walk (Sunday, April 30th, 2023)

Laurel Run Park’s floral and fauna diversity is amazing! Join us as we inventory all the naturally occurring life the park has to offer as part of the world’s largest all species bioblitz- the City Nature Challenge.  Parts of the trail will be muddy, wear sturdy shoes.  This walk is to the creek but we […] Continue reading "Laurel Run Park, Wild flowers and more, City Nature Challenge Walk (Sunday, April 30th, 2023)"

Bluebells Wildflower Walk (Saturday, March 25, 2023)

Winged Deer Park Disc Golf– open to both members and non-members. Join us as we walk with JCP&R naturalist, Connie Deegan to explore one of the largest patches of naturalized bluebells in East TN. This area also has a large enough population of Spring Beauties to support the specialist Spring Beauty bee. Date and Time: […] Continue reading "Bluebells Wildflower Walk (Saturday, March 25, 2023)"

Ecological Interactions in Your Landscaping (Thursday, March 9, 2023)

Are you interested in learning about ecological interactions in your landscaping that includes native plants? Mark Burnham, a WOAH member and professor at Emory & Henry College, is starting a research project studying the sustainability and environmental impacts of home gardens and local small farms. He is looking for folks to volunteer their gardens to help […] Continue reading "Ecological Interactions in Your Landscaping (Thursday, March 9, 2023)"

Johnson City Parks and Rec, Nature’s Garden, Seed Swap/Share and more (Saturday, February 11, 2023)

Be sure to stop by the Appalachian Highlands Chapter booth to take home some free native plant seeds including stratified common milkweed. Date and Time: Saturday, February 11th, 2023 • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern Time) Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St, Johnson City, TN, 37601 • Public Welcome• Family Friendly• Free […] Continue reading "Johnson City Parks and Rec, Nature’s Garden, Seed Swap/Share and more (Saturday, February 11, 2023)"