PROGRAM

Wild Ones 2020 Design With Nature Conference

Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST

University of St. Thomas
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Ave (at Cretin), St. Paul, Minnesota 55105


9:00 am | CONFERENCE OPENS
Registration – Morning Refreshment in Conference Lobby
Visit Exhibitors – Wild Ones Book Store  – Raffle Ticket Sales - Author's Corner

9:45 am | WELCOME
Jeremy Mayberg | Conference Program Chair, Wild Ones Twin Cities

10:00 am  |  KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Neil Diboll, Prairie Nursery President and Consulting Ecologist
Genetic Diversity of Plant Breeding Stock and Preserving Its Integrity

11:30 am  | SPOTLIGHT FEATURE
Urban Roots

12:00 pm | BREAK | LUNCH
Break – Visit Exhibitors – Wild Ones Book Store – Raffle Ticket Sales

LUNCH BUFFET
With choice of soup, salad and sandwiches in conference lobby.
Offering organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections.

1:00 pm | SPOTLIGHT FEATURE
Minnesota Wildflowers

1:30 pm  |  PRESENTATION
Thelma Heidel-Baker, Entomologist, Environmental Educator, Organic Farmer
Diversifying Your Landscape: Creating a Place for Beneficial Insects

2:30 pm | BREAK
Visit Exhibitors – Wild Ones Book Store – Raffle Ticket Sales - Author's Corner - Afternoon Refreshment in Conference Lobby

2:45 pm  |  PRESENTATION 
Alan Branhagen, MN Arboretum Director of Operations
Looking Forward to Livelier Landscapes

4:00 pm  | CLOSING REMARKS & RAFFLE DRAWING
Jeremy Mayberg