Connecticut Horticultural Society Proudly Presents…
That’s right! 2020 is the year for our next symposium. It will also be the 10th anniversary of this biennial event. Be sure to mark your calendar to attend this full day of gardening bliss. Our esteemed guest speakers will be:
Roy is a recognized perennial plant expert, grower, designer, speaker and author. He raises plants for cutting-edge installations; many designed by Piet Oudolf (such as Millenium Park in Chicago). He owns Northwind Perennial Farm in southeastern Wisconsin with friends and partners Steve Coster and Colleen Garrigan. Roy is the author of the book The Know Maintenance™ Perennial Garden and has agreed to treat attendees with two one-hour talks:
–Finding Your Instinctive Self Through Plant Driven Design
–The Character of Plants, Coming to Know Their Nature and Pleasures
Lisa Mason Ziegler
Lisa is an organic cut-flower farmer, author, and speaker on organic cut-flower gardening. Lisa has been farming since 1998 in Southeastern Virginia on the Ziegler family homestead. In season her urban three-acre farm produces thousands of stems of flowers and an abundance of vegetables each week. Lisa is a leader in the locally grown slow flower movement. Lisa is owner of The Gardener’s Workshop; an online garden shop offering her books, online courses, and the gardening tools, seeds, and supplies she uses in her gardens. Lisa will explain why flowers are the missing piece in many gardens. Her talk – Restoring Nature with Flowers – will explain how flowers complete the circle of life in a successful organic garden.
Michael Nadeau’s thirty-plus years in the organic landscaping business have positioned him as one of the leading authorities in the field of sustainable organic and ethical land care strategies in the U.S. Locally, Mike helped develop both the New England Organic Farming Association’s (NOFA) Standards for Organic Land and Lawn Care along with the accompanying 4-day course for certification. He also developed the NOFA Organic Lawn and Turf Course Manual. Mike’s organic and sustainable holistic land care programs carefully maximize wildlife habitat with specific plantings and techniques, thereby improving the overall health of land, water and wildlife. Mike’s talk is entitled, From Sunlight to Soil to Seed: Connecting the Dots.
There will also be plenty of gardening vendors and a coffee bar and lunch are included in your day!