In this class, participants will learn an overview of how home garden choices can directly effect species survival and niche ecosystems. Collectively, in a time of species collapse, home landscapes can make a huge contribution. Stripping out our native plant base -- substituting foreign species-- is the missing link in the study of species collapse.
This class will teach how important native plants are and how to identify them.
About the teacher:
Lisa Lemza is a Chattanooga native and UTC grad who returned to this area in 2003. She is a Lifetime Master Gardener, and co chairs the Brainerd By Grace Community Garden, Urban Wildlife Habitat, and Pollinator gardens on the grounds of Grace Episcopal Church. She serves on the Board of the Tennessee Valley Chapter, Wild Ones, which mission is to increase biodiversity through the use of native plants.