MGHC's 3rd Saturday Free Gardening Classes May 21 Is "Identifying Nature" With Tom Stebbins

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, announce that their third Saturday Gardening Classes will be offered in person, as well as via Zoom. 

The next class takes place this Saturday at 10 a.m., with “Identifying Nature,” presented by Tom Stebbins, former Hamilton County Extension agent. 

MGHC’s classes are free to the public and take place at the UT-Hamilton County Extension, 6183 Adamson Circle, off Bonny Oaks Drive in Chattanooga.  To sign up to attend in person or to register for the Zoom link, go to: https://mghc.org/calendar/identifying-nature/.

Tom Stebbins said, “Have you ever wanted to know more about the weeds in your lawn; trees on a walk; flowers in a neighbor’s garden?  There are Apps for that.

You don’t have to be a botanist, naturalist or other expert to identify an unknown tree, flower or bug.  In this class, you’ll learn how the various free Apps—Google Lens, iNaturalist and others – available on your phone can help you quickly identify many of the flowers, trees, insects, mushrooms and even birds you may see as you enjoy the outdoors, whether on woodland trails or in your own backyard.  In preparation, collect a few things to ID and share with the class: a houseplant, a leaf from a tree or shrub, a flowering weed or mushroom in your lawn, or even an insect.  Zoom participants will be able to practice and share their findings as well.  We may even go outside and identify more mysteries there. Technology can help anyone become a naturalist nerd and learn more about the world around us."


2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

Chattanooga Gas Team Members Help Restore Trout Population To Citico Creek

Dennis Jenkins, 51, Drowns On The Holston River On Wednesday Afternoon


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gas team members helped reintroduce Southern Appalachian Brook Trout into Citico Creek in the Cherokee National Forrest. Team members transported and released hundreds of young trout ... (click for more)

Dennis Wayne Jenkins, 51, of Ridgefields Road in Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian's Bend boat ramp. TWRA Wildlife ... (click for more)



Outdoors

2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state. Officials said, "The July fourth holiday means an increase in boater activity. TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gas Team Members Help Restore Trout Population To Citico Creek

Chattanooga Gas team members helped reintroduce Southern Appalachian Brook Trout into Citico Creek in the Cherokee National Forrest. Team members transported and released hundreds of young trout back to their native area late last month. This is Chattanooga Gas’ first time participating in the annual event in partnership with Trout Unlimited, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)

Breaking News

EPA Awarding Brownfield Grant At Site Of Planned Lookouts Stadium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe on Wednesday is set to present the city of Chattanooga with Brownfield program cleanup and assessment grants at the site of a planned new $79.5 million stadium to be used by the Lookouts. The press conference will be at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site. The grant is "to help spur economic revitalization ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Couple Describes Frightening Home Invasion

A Chattanooga couple on Friday morning described a frightening home invasion that a Memphis pair are accused of committing. Charges were bound to the Grand Jury against Darion Merriweather and William Edward Farmer IV. Judge Gerald Webb increased the bond for their aggravated burglary charges to $75,000. Farmer and Merriweather are facing two counts of kidnapping, aggravated ... (click for more)

Opinion

22 Questions And Concerns About A New $79.5 Million Lookouts Stadium

The proposal for the Lookouts stadium brings forth several questions that I have not gotten good answers yet from anyone. 1. If the 10 acres Gary Chazen is donating is worth $10,000,000, why doesn’t he and his partners just sell the 140 acres and go to the bank with over $100,000,000? 2. There has been over a billion dollars of new construction in downtown Chattanooga ... (click for more)

New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

I can't find any logical reasons that the new Lookout stadium is being placed where it is other than to think it's a combination of favoritism and eliminating an eyesore. All statistics point to an illogical decision coupled with questionable tax breaks/support. Lookouts average attendance in 2018 (all that I could quickly find) was 3,206 per game and ranked 74th among ... (click for more)