Doug Tallamy will present a talk – “Creating Living Landscapes” on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga University Center Auditorium. Dr. Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home, one of the first books cataloging how we have disrupted nature with our landscaping practices.
Tallamy will tell us that we will not keep our ecosystems running if we do not save the creatures that run them. To save local biodiversity, we must increase the amount and diversity of native plants in our neighborhood and corporate landscapes. But how can we create socially acceptable landscapes using native plants?
Many people are concerned that native plants are more prone to insect damage, are messy and not attractive, will attract vermin, and cannot be used formally. Tallmany will dispel these misconceptions and suggest ways to make your property a showpiece without losing its ecological function in the local ecosystem.
The program also includes presentation of the 2018 Habitat Hero Awards to exemplary sustainable gardens in the Tennessee Valley. (The deadline for award nominations is August 15. You may download a nomination form HERE.)
Tickets are $10 and available at the door the day of the event. You can purchase tickets in advance HERE. Wild Ones members may purchase combo tickets for both Habitat Hero and the Bringing Nature Home Garden Tour for $15 HERE.
Download a flyer for both events: BNH-HH Flyer 2018 v2.