May Program

New Native Plants at Your Fingertips 

Brought to you by TN Smart Yards 

Ruth Anne Hanahan,

Co-Manager of TN Smart Yards Program,

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m. 

1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 

Ruth Anne is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Tennes-see Water Resources Research Center where she has conducted community education and outreach for 18 years. Her current primary efforts focus on assisting the Knox County Stormwater Department in meeting its Clean Water Act community engagement requirements and overseeing a seven-member AmeriCorps Team who help implement the school and communi-ty-based programs and events in Knox County. In addition, Ruth Anne co -manages the statewide Tennessee Smart Y ards Program in conjunction with Dr. Andrea Ludwig with UT Extension. Ruth Anne holds an MS in Ecology along with an MS in Public Health Nutrition and a BS in Biolo-gy. On her time off, she enjoys playing in the dirt and spending time with good books! Ruth Anne will discuss the TN Smart Yards program and show us how native plants can help us create more sustainable landscapes while adding beauty to our yards.

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 Slideshow from January meeting with Dr. Natalie Bumgarner

Chosen by American Hosta Growers, the Winners are…   Submitted by Hugh Conlon

SAPS Trips for 2015