2007 Naturescaping Symposium at Springfield Nature Center
Naturescaping Symposium & Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 7, 2007
You are invited to attend a Naturescaping Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Come for the day or come for a single session for a rare opportunity to learn from the experts for free.
The symposium includes four educational sessions and seven exhibitors.
Here's the schedule:
Natives in Your landscape: Design and Preparation
Mark and Renae Bernskoetter, Master Gardeners
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Learn how to incorporate native plants into your landscape using design concepts as well as practical advice to get you started. These are the plants that like to grow in your yard with little maintenance.
Attracting Wildlife for the Adventuresome
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Mike Skinner, Missouri Department of Conservation: Natural History Biiologist
Discover less conventional techniques for attracting both the ordinary and the unusual.
Making Rain Barrels
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Tiffany Fry, James River Basin Partnership
Everything you need to know to make your own rain barrels.
Constructing a Rain Garden
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Holly Neill, James River Basin Partnership &
Ronda Headland, Missouri Department of Conservation: Community Conservationist.
Turn your roof rainfall runoff into a refuge for birds, butterflies, and dragonflies.
Show-Me Yards and Neighborhoods
Master Gardeners of Southwest Missouri
Greater Ozarks Audubon Society
Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
Hamilton Native Outpost
Town and Country Landscaping
Dickerson Park Zoo
The Springfield Conservation Nature Centers is southeast off Springfield, just west of Highway 65 and just of the James River Freeway. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, call (417) 888-4237.
Description: Naturescaping emphasizes landscaping with native plant species providing urban habitat for a diversity of wildlife and offering alternatives to the traditional water- and chemical-dependent manicured lawn. There will be a series of guest speakers espousing the benefits of incorporating native plants into your landscape. The day will also include exhibitors and a plant sale. Call to receive a flier listing the day's activities. No fee or registration required for naturescaping programs.
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4600 S. Chrisman
Hours: 9 - 4pm