Winter Symposium and 45th Annual CVNLA Short Course
February 12, 13, 14, 2014
Sublime + Sustainable: Horticultural Artistry in Action
Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension
Massey Conference Center, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The artistry of beautiful place-making within a framework of sustainability is on brilliant display this February at Central Virginia’s annual horticulture symposium, offering valuable continuing education for green business owners and their staffs, landscape architects and designers, Master Gardeners, and seasoned home gardeners.
Continuing education hours are offered for each day, along with book sales and signings and opportunities to network with industry colleagues. Friday is devoted to Pesticide Applicator Recertification in categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10, 60. Net proceeds from the three-day event help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers.
$55 per day includes morning coffee, continental breakfast, and lunch. Click here for online registration.
Net proceeds from this event help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers.
Wednesday, February 12
- Julie Moir Messervy, landscape designer and garden writer, on The New Homestead: Greening the Home Outside and The Art of Plant Placement
- Dan Benarcik, horticulturist at Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, on Personality and Punctuation: Artistic Flourishes in the Garden and Ground Covers and Lawn Alternatives
- Claudia West, landscape architect and native plant specialist, on The Landscape’s Color Spectrum: Applying Natural Color Theory to Enhance Design
Thursday, February 13
- Ken Druse, author/photographer/radio host, on Secrets of the Garden, Revealed, based on his 2008 publication Planthropology: The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of My Garden Favorites
- Tom Cox, founder/owner of Georgia’s Cox Arboretum and Gardens and past-president of the American Conifer Society, on Landscaping with Conifers and Gingkos for the Southeast
- Steve Carroll, Director of Public Programs, Blandy Experimental Farm, on Ecology for Gardeners and CSI Plants
- Helen Kraus, Ph.D. North Carolina State University Department of Horticulture, on Rain Gardening in the South
- Vincent Cotrone, urban forester/ISA certified arborist, Penn State University Extension Service, on Establishing Healthy Trees - More than Surviving the Guarantee
Friday, February 14
Pesticide Applicator Recertification in categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10, 60
SAVE THE DATE:
Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Registration opens January 2014
March 28 and 29, 2014 (8 hours professional development points per day)
This two-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for Pre-K – 6th grade educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers. Join your colleagues for inspiring opportunities to make natural connections using an interdisciplinary teaching approaches. Presenters model ways to blend science, social studies, language arts, and math standards for authentic learning experiences.
Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Region I, with additional support by the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, Virginia Resource Use Education Council and the MathScience Innovation Center
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The Gillette Forum on Landscape Design
October 23 & 24, 2014
Watch this space for more information about this biennial symposium on landscape design. For landscape architects, designers, and seasoned home gardeners. Earn continuing education hours, network with colleagues, and enjoy nationally-known speakers on issues in sustainable design.