Third Annual Northern Virginia
Native Plants for Landscape Professionals Conference

Tuesday, August 10, 2021        

9:00 am to 12:00 pm


via videoconference



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This conference is for professionals in the landscaping industry only (landscape designers, landscape architects, growers, nurseries, landscape maintenance, property managers, builders, etc.) 



  • Choosing pollinator plants for maximum beauty and benefits - Sam Hoadley

  • Creating an edible landscape with native plants - Lincoln Smith

  • Native groundovers - Missy Fabel

Abour our speakers:

Lincoln Smith runs Forested, a 10-acre experimental forest garden site in Bowie Maryland. He and his team test forest gardening methods, with the goal of producing nutritious food for people and restoring a thriving ecosystem. Lincoln designs forest gardens for a variety of clients including homeowners, schools, and public park administrators. He holds forest-to-table events in the garden, featuring forest foods like acorn falafel. He believes human health is tied to ecosystem health.

Missy Fabel is an ecological landscape designer and consultant. She has a certificate in Field Botany from the New York Botanical Gardens and a certificate in Designing with Native Plants from the Native Plant Center in Westchester County, NY, where she also teaches and is a Steering Committee member.

Sam Hoadley is the Manager of Horticultural Research at Mt. Cuba Center where he evaluates native plant species, old and new cultivars, and hybrids in the Trial Garden. Prior to working at Mt. Cuba, he was the lead horticulturalist for Longwood Gardens’ Hillside Garden. He earned his degree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture from the University of Vermont.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available for Professionals 

  • Virginia Society of Landscape Designers (VSLD) (3 hours)

  • Virginia Nursery & Landscaping Association (3 hours)

  • Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals (CBLP) (3 hours)

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Enjoy the artistic summary of the 2019 and 2020 conferences
by Landscape Designer Karin Reber (Campbell & Ferrara)!
Native Plant Conference 8.7.19 Karin Reb
Native Plant Conference 8.4.20 Karin Reb
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