Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gardening in a Post-Wild World

I think wildness matters more now than it ever has. We’re urbanizing at a pace unprecedented in human history… We have to look at the landscapes we live in as places where nature could be.” – Thomas Rainer

I had the pleasure of attending the Pacific Horticulture's annual conference this past October. It was one of the most progressive, forward-looking groups of horticulturists I've ever been around. Bob Hyland, Michelle Sullivan of Mia Lehrer, and Timber Press' preeminent editor Tom Fischer all contributed to an elevated dialogue. And the audience was filled with some of the most accomplished plantsmen and women I've ever met. The conference has produced a series of videos/interviews from several of the speakers. Here is the first part of one that focused on several of the themes I spoke about. Click on the image below for a link to the short video:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Upcoming Talks 2017

After almost 50 talks last year, I'm thrilled my speaking schedule is back on a more reasonable pace this year. I did want to let folks know about a handful of upcoming events. If you are in the area or interested, I'd love to meet you.

Jan 22        Green Spring Garden Park, Fairfax County, VA

Feb 4         Georgia Native Plant Society Annual Symposium, Macon, GA

Mar 4        Muskingum Valley Garden Society, Zanesville, OH
Mar 7        Davidson Horticultural Symposium, Davidson, NC  Sold Out
Mar 11      Gardenwise Conference, York, PA 
Mar 18      Master Gardener's Symposium, Loudoun County, VA

Apr 14      Rising Urbanists Conference, City College, NYC
Apr 20      State Arboretum of Virginia, Blandy, VA

May 23     Chapel Hill Garden Club, NC Botanical Garden 

June 3       Mount Vernon Art and Architecture Symposium, Alexandria, VA 
June 20    Garden Club Federation Annual Meeting, Freeport, Maine
June 21     Maine Audobon Society, Maine

July 13      International Master Gardener Conference, Portland, OR

Aug 11      Gardening Symposium, Asheville, NC

Sept 8-10   Peter Korns Garden, Lund, Sweden
Sept 23      Massachusetts Master Gardeners, Westford, MA
Oct 7         West Virginia Botanic Garden, Morgantown, WV

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