Ohio Sustainable Landscape Symposium
September 15, 2012 8:30am-4pm
The Dawes Arboretum, Licking County, Ohio
Learn about the benefits of native plants, their importance to the green industry, and practical approaches to sustainable landscaping. Discover new ways to integrate sustainable “green” ideas into widespread traditional practices. From the keynote address to the 20-minute talks to the garden tour, spend the day at this exciting symposium exploring a world of native plants that are both beautiful and ecologically important!
Featured speaker Allan M. Armitage is one of the world’s most distinguished horticulturists and a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he conducts research on new garden plants and runs the university’s Horticulture Gardens. Charming and lively as well as highly knowledgeable, Dr. Armitage is in constant demand as a speaker and has lectured worldwide.
Hosted by The Dawes Arboretum, in partnership with Licking County Master Gardeners
Allan Armitage – Native Plants Are for Everyone: The Mainstreaming of Native Plants
Today, through natural hybridization, breeding and marketing, many wonderful “nativars” have come to the market. Join Dr. Armitage as he discusses his observations of the native plant market and share his observations of the newest in nativars of such well-known plants as Echinacea, Coreopsis and Rudbeckia, along with other North American plants that all gardeners and professionals will enjoy.
David Brandenburg – Wild Collecting in the 21st Century
Increase your knowledge of plant exploration and learn how native species are chosen, collected, propagated and disseminated to passionate gardeners eager to expand their plant palettes.
Sandy Frey & Susan Weber – Ten Great Strategies for a Beautiful, Sustainable Back Yard
Learn easy, cost-effective strategies that will help make (and keep!) your yard ‘greener’ and more beautiful. Discuss vertical gardening, rainwater harvesting, organic lawn care practices and other top ‘green’ landscaping practices.
Don Humphrey – Gardening with Nature
Discover how one gardener created an urban oasis that is in bloom from late winter to late fall, is wildlife friendly, and feeds the gardener in both body and spirit.
Pablo Jourdan – Genes in the Bank: Investment Opportunities with Our Native Herbaceous Plants
Hear about The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center, a gene bank that captures, conserves and utilizes the genetic diversity of our native species to facilitate development of the wonderful plants that enliven our landscapes.
Richard Larson – The Splendorous Selectivity of Nature
Explore the exciting variations in native trees and shrubs that have been selected, marketed and introduced into the landscape. Unique characteristics set these plants apart from the species, making them highly desirable for both the landscaper’s use and the homeowner’s garden.
Accompanied by a Dawes Arboretum professional, stroll off-trail and immerse yourself in our extensive plant collections and diverse natural woodlands.
Native Plant & Book Sales
Plant sale area featuring unique native plants and gardening items is open during the symposium. Selections of books related to the symposium are for sale, including books written by our speakers.
Hampton Inn –
Hebron Rd., Heath, OH 43056 740.788.8991
Reservations must be made two weeks in advance of September 15. Mention The Dawes Arboretum for the $78 symposium rate.
To register call 740.323.2355, payments may be made by credit card. If you choose to pay by check, make checks payable to The Dawes Arboretum and mail to 7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE, Newark, OH 43056.
Early bird registration of $50 is through September 1, 2012. Registration fee is $60 after September 1, 2012.