Montgomery Parks Announces Brookside Gardens’ Annual Symposium GreenScapes

by MCS Staff

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces Brookside Gardens’ annual symposium GreenScapes on Friday, February 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The focus of this year’s program is “Designing with Purpose.” The symposium features experts discussing the latest advancements in landscape design strategies to achieve a range of goals, from public gardens that engage diverse audiences to landscapes that reduce carbon footprints and are resilient to climate change. The following topics will be explored:

  • Quest for Climate Resiliency: Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Plant Design
  • Soak it Up: Carbon Sequestering Sites
  • On This Land: Connecting Minority Communities to the Natural World
  • Unlawning Suburbia: Lessons in the Design and Management of Nature-Inspired Landscapes

GreenScapes will be offered as a series of live online lectures using Zoom with audience Q&A incorporated into the program. Each session will be recorded and a link to watch the symposium will be emailed to all participants. Tickets for GreenScapes are $55. Register online or call 301-962-1470. Continuing education credits are available from a variety of landscape design and master gardener professional organizations.

About GreenScapes: The GreenScapes Symposium is an annual program hosted by Brookside Gardens since 2004. The symposium explores the latest topics related to landscape sustainability and the environment. This event appeals to a broad audience ranging from landscape architects and designers to master gardeners, horticulturalists, and urban planners. Environmental stewardship is a core value of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Brookside Gardens’ parent organization. As such, we strive to provide timely information and viable solutions to environmental challenges that help create a healthy planet for all people, plants and living things.


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