2017 Cleveland Pollinator Symposium
Immerse yourself in a full day program exploring the ecological concepts that support biologically diverse and healthy ecosystems. Climate changes, invasive plants, monocultures and the alarming decline in pollinators make it imperative that we not only preserve and protect our resources, but that we focus on the ways to change our stewardship approaches---from backyard and public gardens to land management strategies. Our conference brings together well-known experts for a lively exchange of information and expertise. Our speakers will share the most up-to-date information on pollinators, pesticide usage and best practices in creating pollinator habitats and protecting their health. Learn how you can make a positive difference in your community and the world.
An all-star lineup of speakers hosted by legendary gardener Peter Korn
2017 Speaking of Gardening
A Symposium for Horticultural Professionals and Garden Enthusiasts
Join us, in our new location, for our 19th year of inspiring lectures by renowned plantsmen on creative design, innovative horticulture and great plants. This two-day symposium includes book signings, plant auctions, sponsor displays and lunch. Network with professionals & enthusiasts, earn CEU’s, purchase plants and products from our sponsors. Register soon for this annual sell-out event!
Gardening for Resilience
In an era of mass globalization, few wild spaces are unaffected by human activity. More than ever, preserving the function and quality of native prairies, forests, and wetlands requires human intervention. All of which begs the question: what happens when we stop thinking of nature as pristine preserves which need to be conserved, and started treating them more like gardens which require stewardship and creative management? Join landscape architect Thomas Rainer, author of Planting in a Post-Wild World, to explore these questions as well as strategies we can take in our own gardens to create more resilient, biodiverse, and beautiful plantings.
- Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
- Members: $10 Non-members: $15
Thomas will be the keynote speaker Tuesday June 20th from 6:30pm to 9pm