2021 Schedule

9:00 am: Conference opens – visit vendors, CoNPS bookstore, coffee chat, and get to know the conference platform.

10:00 am: Welcome by Susan Tweit and Keynote: A Western Perspective on Native Plants; A Career Bringing Natives from Habitat to Market by David Salman.

11:25 am: transition break

11:30 am: Session 1 Breakout:

  • New to Natives: Nurturing Natives: What Native Plants Need to Thrive by Susan Tweit
  • Knows the Natives: Landscaping for Climate Change by Alison Peck

12:30 pm: Lunch: Please visit vendors and bookstore!

1:00 pm: Session 2 Breakout:

  • New to Natives: Bringing Up Baby…Bugs by Amy Yarger
  • Knows the Natives: Landscape Design with Native Plants by Jim Tolstrup

2:00 pm: Session 3 Breakout:

  • New to Natives: Finding Native Plants at Colorado Nurseries by Lisa Olsen
  • Knows the Natives: Colorado Native Plant Finishing Protocols for the Green Industry by Jennifer Bousselot

3:00 pm: Break

3:10 pm: Closing Keynote: Evolution of a Suburban Garden by Marcia Tatroe

3:40 pm: Closing remarks.

3:50 pm: Visit vendors, Happy Hour chat room