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Winter Symposium
CVNLA Short Course
SEEK INSPIRATION GLOBALLY
GARDEN LOCALLY

Wednesday-Thursday, February 10-11, 2021

Pesticide Recertification Day

Friday, February 12, 2021

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

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

As we move past a year full of challenges most of us never imagined, we turn to nature for solace, beauty and inspiration. More than ever, working the earth connects us to our fundamental nature and reinforces the importance of learning to work with the land and natural processes to enhance our environment and support a fragile and interconnected ecosystem.

This year, we present a virtual opportunity to gather and learn from a roster of remarkable garden and design experts. Join us for this three-day symposium to spark your creativity and stretch your imagination in time for the spring season of renewal and hope.

While we cannot offer the joy of reconnecting to old and new friends in person, you’ll find inspiration, beauty and practical advice. A bargain at half the price of past in-person programs, this affordable symposium offers an inclusive opportunity to share our speakers’ information and insights.

Continuing education hours are offered for each day.  Net proceeds from the three-day event help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers.
* Please note: VNLA and CVNLA members may self-report contact hours on the appropriate forms.

$40 per day: February 10, 11, or 12 (single day ticket)

$72: Two-day combo ticket February 10 + 11

$108: 3-day ticket February 10, 11, and 12

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Dates:
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - Friday, February 12, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Event Details

Note: all programs subject to change.

Wednesday, February 10

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9:05 am
Rick Darke
Reading Dynamic Landscapes

10:05 am
Larry Weaner
The Evolution of a New Resilience Designer

11:20 am
Carolyn Mullet
Adventures in Eden: Tales of Garden Making in Europe Today

12:20 pm Lunch break

1 pm
Page Dickey
Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

2:15 pm
Kelly D. Norris
New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden

3:15 pm Adjourn

Continuing Education credits approved:
MAC-ISA: Pending

Virginia Certified Horticulturist: Pending

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional: Pending

Virginia Nutrient Manager Renewal Credits: Pending

Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Tree Stewards: 5 (you must self-report these hours)

LACES: Pending

Thursday, February 11

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9:05 am
Dr. Noel Kingsbury
Wild About Perennials

10:10 am
Dr. James Hitchmough
Landscape and Planting Strategies to Respond to Climate Change; A Case Study from Western Europe

11:20 am
Ian Caton
Species Diversity: Influences on Native Design and Horticulture

12:20 pm Lunch break

1 pm
Amy Stross
The Permiculture Inspired Edible Landscape

2:15 pm
Anna Aquino and Meg Turner
“Roots” on the Ground: Creating Quality Urban Greenspaces in Richmond

3:15 pm, adjourn

Continuing Education credits approved:
MAC-ISA: Pending

Virginia Certified Horticulturist: Pending

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional: Pending

Virginia Nutrient Manager Renewal Credits: Pending

Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Tree Stewards: 5 (you must self-report these hours)

Maryland LTE: Pending

LACES: Pending

Friday, February 14

Pesticide Recertification Day

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Certifications offered: 3A, 3B, 8, 10 and 60

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