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Some of Rita’s former speaking appearances include:

  • Adventure Science Center
  • Agricultural Extension Service, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
  • Bloomin’ Garden Expo
  • Bowie Nature Center
  • Burgess Falls State Park
  • Cedars of Lebanon State Park
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
  • City of Franklin Tree Commission
  • Delta Heritage Center
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  • Gardening Partners of Dickson
  • Garden Lovers Club
  • Garden Club of Nashville
  • Harpeth River Environmental and Educational Project, “Reflections on the River
  • Herb Society of Nashville
  • Hopkinsville Garden & Outdoor Living Expo
  • Long Hunter State Park
  • Memphis Botanic Garden (Wolf River Conservancy)
  • Memphis Horticultural Society
  • Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
  • Nashville Public Libraries
  • The Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys symposium
  • North American Butterfly Association, Middle Tennessee & Tennessee Valley Chapters
  • Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary
  • Rutherford County Master Gardeners
  • Sierra Club
  • Southeastern Outdoor Press conference
  • Stones River Garden Club
  • “Summer Celebration,” University of Tennessee Extension Service
  • T.O. Fuller State Park
  • Tennessee Entomological Society
  • Tennessee Native Plant Society
  • Tennessee Ornithological Society
  • Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association
  • Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association
  • Tennessee Trails Association, Franklin/Columbia Chapter
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  • Tennessee Wildflower Society
  • The Warner Parks, “Landscaping With Native Plants” workshop
  • Wild Birds Unlimited, Memphis
  • Wild Ones Native Plant Symposium, Chattanooga
  • Wilson County Master Gardeners

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