MGHC Kicks Off 3rd Saturday Gardening Classes Feb. 17

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024
The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, open their 2024 series of third Saturday free Gardening Classes this Saturday at 10 a.m., with “Growing a Future for Monarch Butterflies,” taught by Master Gardener Kym Martin.  

MGHC’s third Saturday Gardening Classes take place at the UT/TSU Hamilton County Extension Center, 6183 Adamson Circle, off Bonny Oaks Drive in Chattanooga.  Sign up to attend in person or to register for the Zoom link here.

Martin said, “Climate change and habitat loss has had a huge impact on the survival of monarch butterflies worldwide.  My presentation will focus on how we can turn our backyard gardens, patios or even an apartment balcony into micro habitats with plantings that provide food and shelter for monarchs throughout their life cycle.  No effort is too small to have a positive impact on these magical creatures.”  

Ms. Martin is a Chattanooga area native who inherited her love of monarch butterflies and gardening from her grandfather.  She has continued his legacy of nurturing native plants and butterflies, along with responsibly supporting monarch butterfly conservation through her ongoing efforts in education, habitat support, rearing monarchs and tagging and tracking monarch migrations.
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