8:00am: Registration opens

9:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10am: Keynote: Native Plants in the Garden: a Problem or Panacea? by Panayoti Kelaidis

10:00am: break

10:20am: Breakout Session 1

  • New to Natives Track: Habitat Gardening – How and Why by Amy Yarger
  • Knows the Natives Track: Weeding and (Not) Watering by Susan Tweit

11:10 am: Breakout Session 2

  • New to Natives Track: Planting for a Purpose by Larry Vickerman
  • Knows the Natives Track: Walking Away from Natives and Crevices by Kenton Seth

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Breakout Session 3

  • New to Natives Track: Plant This, Not That by Jennifer Bousselot
  • Knows the Natives Track: Soil Savvy for Successful Native Plantings in the Landscape by Jean Reeder

1:50pm: Breakout Session 4

  • New to Natives Track: Native Plants for Year Round Interest by Irene Shonle
  • Knows the Natives Track: Passive Water Harvesting by Deryn Davidson

2:40pm: Break

3:00pm: Panel: Propagating Interest in Natives

  • Jim Tolstrup, Mikl Brawner, Katy Wieczorek, Kelly Grummons, Patricia Hayward