The 2015 Conservation Conference is right around the corner. We are in the “Call for Abstracts” phase – for both workshops and speakers. Brett Hall and Steve Windhager are helping to fill up a nice roster of speakers, so please get in touch with us if you have a topic that fits. We are looking for speakers that can address these themes:
why we use native plants in public and private landscapes
how we can most effectively implement best practice and techniques
how to engage the public through outreach and education.
We will weave together presentations on values and benefits, nursery operations and propagation, habitat gardening for wildlife (e.g.native bees and other pollinators, bird and small mammal habitat) conservation gardens, lawn conversation, designing and growing meadows, regional native plant horticulture, and presentations on specific plant groups (geophytes, succulents, ferns, etc.). If you have a topic that you would like to propose, we encourage you to apply – but in the mean time, if you have any suggestions or questions, plese call or email me.
And, when the Call is announced, I’ll let you know where to go for more information.
Additionally, the call has gone out for workshops – here is the link to the PDF that describes exactly what we are looking for and what the logistics will be.