Educational resources about native plants for professionals

Training opportunities

Native Plants for Landscape Professionals conference

early August - date to be announced soon. At Merrifield Garden Center in Fair Oaks.

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals Program - become certified in best practices of stormwater management and environmental stewardship.

Green Matters Symposium – Doug Tallamy speaking.

o   Feb 22, 2019  8:00-4:00

o   Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD


Lahr Symposium

o   March 30, 2019

o   National Arboretum


Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

o   June 5-8, 2019

o   Millersville, PA

New Directions in the American Landscape - intensive two day workshops throughout the year in various locations across the US. Annual winter symposium near Philadelphia.

Why we are doing this:

Bringing Nature Home, How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy. An excellent read - the book that started the popular movement.

Practical, detailed references

Landscape Design

Landscape Performance – An amazing website for professionals that summarizes a lot of research and has detailed case studies which include quantitative estimates of the environmental, social, and economic benefits of each project

Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes by Heather Venhaus and Dreiseitl, 2012

Books about plants

How to create a meadow garden

Garden Revolution, Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher, 2016.

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