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GreenScapes Symposium: Designing with Purpose (online)

February 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

$45 – $55

Whether a gardener living in the suburbs or a landscape architect developing commercial projects, we all design with specific purposes in mind. This symposium will offer design strategies to achieve a range of goals, from public gardens that engage diverse audiences to landscapes that reduce carbon footprints and are resilient to climate change. Speakers will also explore innovative design and maintenance practices that bring visual order to naturalistic gardens and make them more palatable to neighbors and HOAs. Though these landscape goals may seem unrelated, they can all be achieved by selecting the right building materials, understanding plant communities, and leveraging creative plant combinations.

Featured topics and speakers include:
• Quest for Climate Resiliency: Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Plant Design – Laura Hansplant, landscape architect and co-owner at Studio Sustena
• On This Land: Connecting Minority Communities to the Natural World
Veronica Tyson-Strait, landscape designer, educator, artist and Horticulture Manager at Randall’s Island Park Alliance
• Unlawning Suburbia: Lessons in the Design and Management of Nature-Inspired Landscapes – Benjamin Vogt, Author & Owner, Monarch Gardens
• Soak it up: Carbon Sequestering Sites – Pamela Conrad, landscape architect, founder of Climate Positive Design, and current Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design



February 17, 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$45 – $55


Montgomery Parks