Professional landscapers, gardeners, and designers are choosing to use native plants for many reasons — not only because they are beautiful and hardy, but also because they provide essential food and shelter for wildlife and help to maintain a unique sense of place. Join the New England Wild Flower Society and the Connecticut College Arboretum for this day-long conference on Saturday, November 19 from 8:30 – 4 at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut to discuss the demise of the American lawn, the definition of “native,” and the future of native plants in our built landscapes.
Keynote: The Future of Native Plants in the Built Landscape, Larry Weaner, Principal, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates
Award: New England Wild Flower Society will present the Regional Impact Award to New Directions in the American Landscape
The Evolving American Lawn, Judy Preston, Connecticut Outreach Coordinator, Long Island Sound Study
Low-maintenance Plants for the Deconstructed Landscape, Dan Jaffe, Horticulturist, New England Wild Flower Society
Ecological Functions of Native Plants, Claudia West, Author and Ecological Sales Manager, North Creek Nurseries
Roundtable Discussion: Defining Native, moderated by Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture, NEWFS
Registration is $65 before November 1 and $80 thereafter, for NEWFS members, and $75 before November 1 and $90 thereafter for all others. On line registration at www.newenglandwild.org.