Tennessee Valley Wild Ones http://wutc.org en Janisse Ray’s ‘The Seed Underground’ Explains Startling Loss of Seed Diversity http://wutc.org/post/janisse-ray-s-seed-underground-explains-startling-loss-seed-diversity <p></p><p>“[I]n the last one hundred years,” <a href="http://janisseray.weebly.com/">Janisse Ray</a> writes in <em>The Seed Underground</em><em>: A Growing Revolution to Save Food</em>, “94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”</p><p>Her book explains why so many seed varieties have vanished, and how this loss could pose serious environmental dangers.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:11:06 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40439 at http://wutc.org Janisse Ray’s ‘The Seed Underground’ Explains Startling Loss of Seed Diversity UTC to Host Symposium 3/8 on Growing Native Plants in Your Garden http://wutc.org/post/utc-host-symposium-38-growing-native-plants-your-garden <p>The <a href="http://tennesseevalley.wildones.org/">Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones</a>, a national non-profit organization promoting the preservation of bio-diversity, is holding a <a href="http://tennesseevalley.wildones.org/2014-symposium/2014-symposium-program-schedule/">symposium at UTC on Saturday, March 8th.</a> Called “Native Plants, Natural Landscapes” the symposium, co-sponsored by UTC’s&nbsp; Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, will offer information and advice from experts on improving landscapes and gardens using sustainable landscaping practices. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:43:24 +0000 Richard Winham 34372 at http://wutc.org DeWaard Presents 'Mystery & Magic of Monarchs' 8/25 http://wutc.org/post/dewaard-presents-mystery-magic-monarchs-825 <p></p><p>Outdoor educator Wanda DeWaard will give a presentation, <a href="https://community.tnaqua.org/events/summer-2013/the-mystery-and-magic-of-monarchs8/25/13">"The Mystery and Magic of Monarchs,</a>" at Chattanooga State Community College's Humanities Auditorium on Sunday, August 25th. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.tnaqua.org/Home.aspx">Tennessee Aquarium</a> and the <a href="http://chattanooganatives.blogspot.com/">Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones</a> are partnering with each other to bring DeWaard here. &nbsp;In this segment, we talk about <a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/milkweed/">monarch butterflies and milkweed</a> with DeWaard and Sally Wencel, President of the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:58:19 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 26236 at http://wutc.org