Horticulture Programs Manager California Native Plant Society Cazadero, California
In this session, an artist and academic, a non-profit administrator, and a design-build practitioner share their approaches to redefining our relationship with meadows. From creating community-friendly designs to engaging the meadow as an outdoor classroom to tracking and promoting native plant sales, this session explores the biodiversity of our native meadows.
Define meadow, grassland, and prairie, and learn about the ecological, cultural, and experiential benefits of these native landscapes.
Introduce a community-friendly, modular approach to meadow building, and learn how this type of stewardship can build biodiversity and community.
Learn how the meadow can be used as a pedagogical tool and outdoor classroom, with a focus on experiential learning.
Understand trends in the grower and nursery industry, how they impact the availability of appropriate native plants, and how landscape architects can encourage more native plant sales.