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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Native Plants in the Landscape

One of my favorite times of the year is upon us: The Millersville Native Plant Conference.  This conference is an amazing opportunity for burgeoning plant nerds, plant experts, and beginners alike to come together to geek out on all things native plants related.  Every year I anticipate the program coming in the mail containing the newest line-up of speakers.  

This is a taste of what the next three days are really about:  

The Native Plants in the Landscape Conference Mission: To increase the knowledge, propagation, cultivation and use of native plants in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. To promote methods of land management and design that respect “sense of place” by preserving and restoring species and natural processes as well as to engender an appreciation of regionally appropriate, sustainable landscapes that are harmonious for people and nature. While the subject of the conference pertains to native plant communities, the spirit of the conference is to build human communities among a broad range of participants by designing a conference affordable to all, encouraging formal and informal exchanges of information and providing opportunities for social interaction. The conference is held on the campus of Millersville University in picturesque, historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

It's too late to sign up for 2012, but if you are in the area of Millersville University, stop by the public book sale and plant sale, or check out:  http://www.millersvillenativeplants.org/ for information about their 2013 conference. I'll come back full of new information to share next week!

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