Revolution Natives

The Friends of Hilltop Arboretum will hold its annual symposium Resolution Natives: Ecological Restoration Meets Traditional Garden Design on Saturday, January 27, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Main Library at Goodwood.

What does it mean to live in a liberated landscape? Do you dream of ditching the weeding, fertilizing, and watering? Have you ever wondered how to make the shift from traditional garden design to ecological landscape design? Resolution Natives will explore what it means to have a successful garden – one that is rewarding, stimulating, and environmentally friendly, and how the incorporation of natives into the designed landscape can change the way you think about what a garden should do and be. Keynote speaker, Larry Weaner, will share his knowledge about environmental science and the traditions of garden design, expanding on his book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change. Dr. Malcolm Vidrine and Dr. Charles Allen will take us along on their journey of ‘Rewilding Acadiana’ and explore what it means to act in a manner that curbs foreseeable impacts of climate change while living in Louisiana, and how to select native plants to rewild your own property. Ashlee Brackeen and Caitlin Roberts of Swamp Fly Landscapes will provide insight on the creation and maintenance
of residential landscapes that bring ecological wonder and sensorial beauty while providing nourishment and connectivity to the nonhuman world. Several vendors will be in attendance and will provide resources, information, and an extensive collection of native plants for sale. Register by January 15 to take advantage of early registration pricing! Members of Friends of Hilltop Arboretum $60, Non-Members $70, Students $30. Late Registrations: Members $70, Non-Members $80, Students $35. For additional information and to register, here, email hilltop@lsu.edu, or call 225-767-6916.

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