Ecology + Design

Upcoming Event! The Native Plant Center Hosts 2023 Spring Landscape Conference

Don’t miss this wonderful community event put on, once again, by our friends over at Westchester Community College’s The Native Plant Center. The event is virtual and features five amazing speakers on  a range of native plant topics. The event is this coming Monday, March 13th, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

First up is Uli Lorimer, director of horticulture for the Native Plant Trust and author of The Northeast Native Plant Primer.  Uli will dive into picking “the right native plant for the right place” to best benefit the environment and wildlife.

Next up is Eve Allen, program director at Ecological Health Network. Eve will be speaking on her work with EHN to strengthen native seed and plant material commercial supply chains.

Sefra Alexandra, the self-proclaimed Seed Huntress, takes the virtual stage next, with her talk Ecotypic Education Evolution, which dives into mentoring organic farmers to grow native plants and save seeds, to support a growing demand.

Next is Max Piana, with his talk Bringing Back the Oak, which will detail urban forestry and rewilidng efforts. Max is a research ecologist with the US Forest Service.

Rounding out the program is Jessica Alba, Stewardship Educator for the Watershed Agricultural Council. Jessica’s talk, Help and Hope for Landowners reviews resources for homeowners interested in responsible land stewardship for their property.

Native Plant Center Spring Landscape Conference Information

For more details on the conference and becoming a member of The Native Plant Center, click here.

More upcoming community events related to ecological landscaping and native plants can be found on our blog!

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