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Winter Symposium

Building Plant Diversity Builds Resilient Landscapes

Over the past 15 years, a growing body of scientific research has enabled proponents of diverse plant selections and plant communities to re-think the urban landscape in terms of true sustainability. Ongoing research has shaped the work of cutting-edge landscape professionals in creating plant communities, outlining the value of native plants, and rethinking our concepts of “garden,” “landscape,” and even “city.”

In an era of disappearing habitat and climate change, we know that we ignore to our peril the relationships between plants, insects, animals and of life on our planet.

Join us virtually as we explore the burgeoning opportunities to make solid connections to ways to expand our understanding of connectivity.  This is an online webinar conducted via Zoom.  Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants a few days prior to the event.

Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension

Continuing education hours are offered for each day.  Net proceeds from the event help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers.  Looking for Pesticide Recertification?  View details and link to registration for Pesticide Recertification Day.

* Please note: VNLA and CVNLA members may self-report contact hours on the appropriate forms.

Fees: $55 Wednesday Ticket, $55 Thursday Ticket, $100 Wednesday/Thursday Combo Ticket

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - Thursday, February 10, 2022
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Event Details

Note: The Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course dates of Wednesday, February 9th and Thursday, February 10, 2022, will be held virtually.  Pesticide Recertification on Friday, February 11 will be in-person only.  Link to Pesticide Recertification Registration.

2022 Speakers

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Dan Ryan, The Eden Project, Cornwall, England

Sara McMackin, Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sam Hoadley, Mt. Cuba Center

Frédérique Lavoipierre, M.Sc. in biology, author “Garden Allies”

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Laura Hansplant, Principal, Roofmeadow, Philadelphia, PA

Karen E. Firehock, Executive Director, AICP

Kim Eierman, EcoBeneficial, LLC, New York, NY

Vikram Krishnamurthy, Executive Director, Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE

Neal Beasley, RLA, Timmons Group, Richmond

Dr. Chris Fields-Johnson, Mid-Atlantic Technical Advisor, Davey Institute

Check back soon for detailed schedules.


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