Natural Landscape as the New Norm

FEBRUARY 17, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
James B. Woulfe Hall in Anderson Student Center, 
University of St. Thomas, St.Paul Campus


We Are Wildlife: 
Edible and Medicinal Native Plants in Restoration Practice


Native Nourishment: 
Breaking Bread with Wildlife

Jared Rosenbaum and Rachel Mackow  own and operate Wild Ridge Plants, Pohatcong, New Jersey, where they are growers and stewards of native plants. They provide a comprehensive toolkit of services, including a native plant nursery, habitat restoration design, environmental education, and botanical surveys.


Stories of Bringing Nature Home: 
Rethinking Our Approach to Landscape

Inspired by Dr. Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home, Catherine Zimmerman produced Hometown Habitat, a collection of stories told by people looking to reduce lawn in exchange for the beauty and abundance of meadows. These stories are the touchstone for going further in spreading the idea of selecting for native plants. How might we spread the news of native plants and natural projects in our communities and nationwide? What does it take to make a difference locally and nationally? Catherine explores approaches to connect with and inspire schools, organizations, individuals, neighborhood groups, agencies, and more, to create healthy habitats for humans and wildlife.

Do you have an item to donate to the Silent Auction? 
If so, please contact the Silent Auction Chair, with a 10 word or less description, a value, and a minimum bid (optional). Items are to be brought to the conference ASAP after registration tables open so that they can be paired with their bid sheet and put on display. Thank you!