Ecology + Design

Event Saturday March 4: Mad Gardeners 2023 Symposium Ft. Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial

 Kim Eierman to Speak at Mad Gardeners Event

This Saturday Mad Gardeners returns (finally!) with their 2023 Symposium. Our friend and hero, Kim Eierman, of EcoBeneficial is the keynote speaker! Register to attend here.

Kim has such a wealth of knowledge on native plants, gardening for wildlife and landscape design. She even wrote a book – The Pollinator Victory Garden – named among the Top 10 Garden Books of 2020!

Her talk, Beyond Sustainability: Using Our Landscapes as a Source of Environmental Change, is not to be missed!

“A landscape is more than a combination of plants. It is a complex system where all life is connected. Kim Eierman explains how the choices we make can transition traditional landscapes to healthy ecosystems filled with life. We can go beyond sustainability and become a source of environmental change.”

Kim will then partake in an informal Q&A session, before the conference breaks for lunch.

Ellen Scheid to Present at 2023 Symposium

Ellen Scheid will command the afternoon session with her talk, Creating Beneficial Landscapes with Native Plants.


Native plants are essential in the development and future of the horticulture and land-scape industry. Ellen will be sharing her experience gardening with native plants and installing lawn alternatives in public and private sectors. She will detail the process of turning a blank canvas into a low-maintenance, beneficial landscape. Learn about the many wonderful native plants that are easy to grow and great substitutions for classic horticulture staples.

Ellen will also participate in a Q&A.

Mad Gardeners 2023 Symposium Details

The conference is hosted by Housatonic Valley Regional High Shool (246 Warren Turnpike Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031) from 9 AM to 2:30 PM.

Register for the Mad Gardeners symposium here.

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