Schedule

8:00 am: Registration

9:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 am: Hometown Habitat Film Clips and Panel

Followed by Expert Panel Discussion:

  • Susan Tweit – Moderator
  • Alison Peck – Designer, Matrix Gardens
  • Connie Holsinger – Habitat Heroes Project Founder, Terra Foundation
  • Linda Boley – Local Colorado Native Plant Gardener, Habitat Hero

10:00 am: Break

10:20 am: Breakout Session 1 (choose one)

  • Native Plants for Western Slope Gardens by Nick Daniel
  • Designing With Native Plants by Susan J. Tweit
  • Creating Native Plant Landscapes – Can Do Ideas for Beginners by Anne Clark (continued into Session 2 – may be attended as part of the full day or ½ day beginner option)

11:20 am: Breakout Session 2 (choose one)

  • Southeast and Plains Area Natives by Don Barnett
  • Establishing Natives: Native Plant Whisperer by Jim Borland
  • Creating Native Plant Landscapes – Can Do Ideas for Beginners by Anne Clark (continued from Session 1 – may be attended as part of the full day or ½ day beginner option)

12:10 pm: Lunch (provided – except for the beginner 1/2 day option)

1:00 pm: Breakout Session 3 (choose one)

  • Mountain Gardening with Natives – Firewise and Waterwise by Irene Shonle
  • Dryer Plants for a New Landscape Era by Kelly Grummons
  • Landscape Restoration – Native Plants on a Bigger Scale by Amy Yarger and Jim Tolstrup (aimed at professionals)

2:10 pm: Breakout Session 4 (choose one)

  • Gardening with Native Plants of the Front Range by Deryn Davidson
  • Plant This, Not That: Colorado Native Plant Alternatives to Common Garden Plants by Jennifer Bousselot
  • Creating Homes for Native Plants by Alison Peck (aimed at professionals)

3:00 pm: Break

3:20 pm: Breakout Session 5 (choose one)

  • Ask an Expert: Follow up Questions and Conversation conference partners panel
  • Water Conservation and Water Requirements for our Native Plants by Dan Johnson and Mary Hattendorf
  • Propagation of the Native Plants of the Interior West – Secrets Revealed by Scott Skogerboe (aimed at professionals)

4:10 pm: Closing Remarks