February 21, 2020

Green Matters: Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes

February 21, 2020 Silver Spring Civic Building • 1 Veterans Place Silver SpringMD  20910 View Map Organized by ActiveMONTGOMERY


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February 21, 2020
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Place Silver SpringMD  20910
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Green Matters: Practical Solutions for Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes

Early Bird Fee expires on Friday, January 10: $95

Regular Fee starts on Saturday, January 11: $110

*Registration includes light breakfast, coffee/tea, and box lunch

This symposium will offer practical solutions to help shift the focus of gardening and landscape design away from merely aesthetics and towards creating and managing sustainable landscapes. Industry experts will explore how native plants can be incorporated into our landscapes while realizing the ecological benefits through plant community-based design strategies. Attendees will learn ecological gardening and maintenance practices that lead to a "greener" and more resilient garden. Case studies will shed light on how to minimize the environmental impact of humanmade landscapes ranging from home gardens to commercial projects.

Visit www.brooksidegreen.org for more details including speaker bios

Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for:

  • American Society of Landscape Architects (TBD)
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (TBD)
  • Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturist Program (TBD)
  • Maryland Master Gardener (TBD)

Speaker Sessions

KEY NOTE: Creative Design Strategies for Low Maintenance & Ecologically Beneficial Landscapes
Roy Diblik, author and owner, Northwind Perennial Farm

Urban & Suburban Meadows; Transforming Lawns into Environmentally Friendly Habitats

Catherine Zimmerman, author and award-winning documentary filmmaker

A Regenerative Approach to Sustainable Landscapes
Craig Russell & Paul Mills, Principals, Russell + Mills Studios

Embracing Ecological Gardening Methods to Create Functional Ecosystems
Rebecca McMakin, Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park

About Green Matters

Green Matters, an annual symposium sponsored by Brookside Gardens since 2004, concentrates attention on the intersection of horticulture and environmental issues. Environmental stewardship is a core value of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Brookside Gardens' parent organization. As such, we strive to provide timely information and viable solutions to environmental challenges, because we feel strongly that green does matter.

Secondary Category

Landscape Design


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