Montgomery Parks to Host One of the Largest Sustainable Landscape Conferences in the Nation This Month

Courtesy of Montgomery Parks

Montgomery Parks will host one of the largest sustainable landscape conferences in the nation this February with over 1,000 participants from 24 states and the District of Columbia.

The GreenScapes Symposium is a daylong series of live online lectures offering industry professionals, Master Gardeners, and homeowners the opportunity to learn about sustainable landscape design in public and private gardens. Participants will benefit from interactive question-and-answer forums during presentations and all lectures will be recorded and available for online viewing. Professionals can take advantage of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from 11 organizations. 

What:       GreensScapes Symposium
When:      Friday February 16, 2024
9:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Where:     Brookside Gardens Online Classroom
Register:  ActiveMontgomery  or call 301-962-1451


The theme of GreenScapes 2024 is
Innovative Designs from the Field. Industry experts will share practical lessons on how to move from theory to implementation of sustainable design and gardening practices. Speakers will explore the latest research from the University of Delaware, including case studies from award-winning public gardens and museums. Participants will be inspired to reimagine traditional landscapes with native plants.

GreenScapes 2024 Lectures 

Lessons from Stoneleigh: Reimagining Traditional Landscapes with Native Plants
Ethan Kauffman, Director Stoneleigh Natural Garden, Philadelphia

How Field Research is Informing Sustainable Design and Maintenance Practices
Dr. Susan Barton, University of Delaware Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

The Masterpiece of Glenstone: From Suburbia to Organic Oasis
Paul Tukey, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Glenstone Museum
Jennifer Corlett, Senior Associate, PWP Landscape Architecture

The Inside Scoop:  Naturalistic Planting Design Lessons from Industry Innovators
Austin Eischeid, landscape designer and owner of Austin Eischeid Landscape Design


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