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ELA's Ecological Plant Conference

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is host to the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) fourth annual Ecological Plant Conference

As environmental pressures mount, it is refreshing to take time from busy schedules to surround ourselves with beauty and learn lessons toward more resilient design solutions. Join us for a day at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with friends and colleagues who share your passion for plants and the planet.

Five plant masters will educate, delight, and inspire us: Ethan Dropkin, Shannon Currey, Justin Bowers, Michael Nadeau, and Carolyn Summers.

Mark your calendars and register early for this sell-out conference!

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Conference Schedule – December 6

    8:00 – 8:25     Registration & Networking
    8:25 – 8:30     Welcome and announcements
    8:30 – 9:30     Native Annuals: An Under-utilized Resource
                                   Presented by Ethan Dropkin
    9:30 – 10:30    Grasses and Sedges for Every Layer in the Landscape
                                   Presented by Shannon Currey
    10:30 – 11:00   Break
    11:00 – 12:00   Climate Resilient Planting Palettes
                                   Presented by Justin Bowers
    12:00 – 12:15   Now for Something Completely Different:
                                   Piquing Our Interest ~ Challenging the Norms
    12:15 – 1:30       Lunch, Networking, and Exploring BBG Gardens
    1:30 – 2:30       Weed Management Without Synthetic Chemicals
                                   Presented by Michael Nadeau
    2:30 – 3:30       Fantastic Forgotten Natives: Why We Should Use More of Them
                                   Presented by Carolyn Summers
    3:30 – 4:00       CEU Processing