CONFERENCE - Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future
Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 9:00 AM
- 4:30 PM
Location: Emerson Center
Learn to enhance your environment with native plants and sustainable landscapes at this one day conference that features a line-up of distinguished speakers.
Audience for the conference includes concerned residents, local governments, homeowner associations, consulting engineers and landscape architects.
Tickets are $25 and includes box lunch before Jan 18 ($35 after Jan 18)
9 to 9:50 - Dr Craig Huegel, Director of University of South Florida Botanical Garden - The Nature of Plants. How Plants Work
10 to 10:50 - Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Professor & Emeritus Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY - Local Ups and Downs in Bird Populations; Recent Revelations from Deep Analysis of ebird Citizen Science Data
10:50 - 11:20 - Break
11:20 - 12:10 - Dr Grant Gilmore, President and Chief Scientist, Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Science Inc. - Your Lawn Grass versus Seagrass
12:10 - 1:00 - Box Lunch included in admission ticket
1 - 1:50 - Sean Patton, Stocking Savvy Environmental Consulting, Sarasota, FL - Pond-side Living with Native Plants, Native Fish, for a Native Florida
2 - 2:50 - Dr. Larry Reeves, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Vero Beach - The Biodiversity Crisis and the Importance of Insects
2:50 - 3:20 - Break
3:20 - 4:10 - Timothee Sallin, Co-CEO of IMG Enterprises, a diversified, family-owned Florida agribusiness - How Do We Mainstream Sustainable Landscapes in FL? Working with Master Planned Community Developers, Home Builders, Landscape Architects and Regulators to Shift from Conventional Landscapes to Sustainable Landscapes
4:10 - 4:30 - Dr. Richard Baker - Discussion and Summary
Purchase tickets & see full speaker bios online at link shown below.