Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium
Friday, March 7 -Saturday, March 8 (12 total CEU’s available)
The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium is based on a simple idea: the use of native plants should remain an integral part of sustainable landscapes. We see many fields adapting rapidly to goals of sustainability, but horticulture in Central NY has been slow to embrace native plants, which have been standard
landscape tools in many other parts of the country for decades. In Central NY, quality information on native plants remains elusive, with marketing standing in for ecology or substance.
The Symposium offers alternative ideas, knowledge and perspective presented by experts and professionals from our region and beyond. It is for landscape architects, designers, educators, Master Gardeners, government employees, homeowners, gardeners, naturalists and anyone else eager to learn more about this growing movement.
Dan Segal–Native Plants: Traits, Attributes, Personalities, Availability—And, Yes, Uses
Darrel Morrison– Designing Landscapes in the Spirit of Place; Native Plant Communities as a Basis for Landscape Design
Robert Grese: Conservation by Design: Early History of Native Landscaping & Ecological Design; Reading and Writing the Native Landscape
Gary Ferguson: Ithaca’s Evolving Downtown: The Commons, Other Projects & Emerging Trends
Tom Whitlow: Creating an Inland Salt Marsh Where There Wasn’t One Before
Mark Whitmore: Non-Native Pests & What We Can Do To Save NY’s Native Forest Trees
Heather Connelly: Farmscaping with Native Plants to Attract Pollinators
Janet Allen: Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators
Jeremy Nelson–Controlled Burns as a Tool for Managing Native Vegetation