24th Annual

Natural Landscaping Conference

sponsored by Milwaukee Audubon Society

with Wild Ones Natural Landscapers


Saturday, February 14th, 2004

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

UWM Union, Milwaukee

The Natural Landscaping Conference that started it all is celebrating its 24th Anniversary and you are invited!


Healthy Habitats, One Step at a Time


Seventeen incredible sessions on woodland, prairie, and savanna natural landscaping for the homeowner, including sessions for the beginner by expert speakers, for urban lots and suburban yards.


Three concurrent all-day series on perspectives and inspiration from designers; how-to and practical knowledge from experts; and nine homeowners show the transformations of their yards.


In addition, there's a lunchtime forum on the potential of a Parks District for protecting our parks' natural areas, and a charter meeting of a SE Wisconsin chapter of the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW). Exhibitors include native plant and seed nurseries, books, and natural landscaping groups.


Exhibits open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Food available for purchase in the Union, or bring lunch with you


$25 before February 7

$35 after February 7 and at the door


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union,

2nd floor, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Registration begins at 7:45; coffee and muffins provided (thanks if you can bring your own coffee cup).

Parking at the Union, on streets, and some campus lots.


Milwaukee Audubon Society, (414) 352-2437

Milwaukee Wild Ones, (414) 299-9888

www.for-wild.org and click on conferences


Location map is at www.uwm.edu/Dept/Trans/parkingmap.html



Perspectives and Inspiration from Designers

THEATER


8:45 Slow Gardens (Nancy Aten).

In the spirit of celebrating native landscapes that change, using our oak savanna plant community

as a model for ideas for urban home savanna landscapes and how to develop them slowly.


10:30 Capturing the Spirit of Regional

Landscapes in Your Garden (Terry Marvel). Find inspiration in the wild places near where we live and work, to create ecologically sound home landscapes reflecting the beauty of southeast Wisconsin woodlands, shrublands, wetlands.


11:45 Parks District Forum (John Vandlik, Lynn Broaddus, elected officials).

Join a panel discussing the impact of a proposed new Parks District, for governance

and funding, on the ecological health of our parks' natural areas.


After the Forum, at 1:30 in the side room, join Kelly Kearns in a meeting for a SE Wisconsin

chapter of the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW)... toward a local education and action program.


1:15 Living With the Prairie (Evelyn Howell).

Design ideas and principles drawn from historic and contemporary prairie landscapes. Using design theory, ecology and topophilia to conserve and/or create living, dynamic landscapes. 


2:30 Julie Marks Memorial Lecture - Wild Ones


3:00 Companion Plants (Lisa Geer).

A Wisconsin landscape architect shares her design experience and native landscaping expertise, with a look at plants that complement and need each other for use within your native landscapes.

How-To and Practical Knowledge from Experts

WISCONSIN ROOM WEST


8:45 Woodland Trees and Shrubs (Dan Boelhke).

An exploration of the woodland environment including soil, climate, moisture and light, along with the plants, especially woody species, which grow there.


10:30 Native Plants for Sunny Places (Joyce Powers).

Native perennials suited for sunny gardens or for a

conversion from lawn. How to get started, whether to use seed or plants, how to know what will work in your space.



11:45 Parks District Forum (John Vandlik, Lynn Broaddus, elected officials). Held in THEATER.

Join a panel discussing the impact of a proposed new Parks District, for governance

and funding, on the ecological health of our parks' natural areas.


After the Forum, at 1:30 in the side room, join Kelly Kearns in a meeting for a SE Wisconsin

chapter of the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW)... toward a local education and action program.


1:15 Starting, Propagating, and Caring for Wildflowers

(David Kopitzke).

Practical techniques for germinating wildflower seeds, dividing plants, and caring for new plants.




3:00 Weed Control for Meadow and Garden Wildflower

Plantings (Randy Powers).

Guidelines for a maintenance plan for your home landscape.

Homeowner Experiences in Transforming Their Yards

WISCONSIN ROOM EAST


9:00 Water Gardens for Wildlife (Annette Alexander).

Creating a water garden, factors for a healthy pond, seasonal wildlife significance.


9:45 A Yard Through the Seasons (Carol Chew).

Regional plants experiences, and front yard rain garden, developed with neighbors.


10:30 Trading a Burned-Up Lawn for Beauty (Judy Dimmick).

The story of her yard over ten years, and how the neighbors felt then vs. now.


11:15 No Lawn: The Completely Natural Landscape (Delene Hanson).

The gradual elimination of lawn to create a completely natural yard.


12:00 My Yard, My Canvas, My Celebration (Mariette Nowak).

How she began, delights and surprises, mistakes & problems over the years.


12:45 30-Year Evolution of a Shaded Lot (Joan Shriver). For shade and a small corner lot; the gradual

incorporation of native plantings.


1:30 1981-2004 - A Wild Journey (LuAnne Thompson). Replacing green mowed grass, foundation evergreens, and the flowering crab...


2:15 Shadblow to Goldenrod - Seasons in an Urban Natural Yard (Sally Tolan).

Developing landscape of an urban yard and its changing beauty.


3:00 Changes in Landscapes and Attitudes (Rochelle Whiteman).

Personal landscape, community, and acceptance of naturalized areas.



Pick up your tickets at the pre-registered table the day of the conference, from 7:45 am on. Thank you! Enjoy the conference.


Milwaukee Audubon Society, (414) 352-2437

Milwaukee Wild Ones, (414) 299-9888


$25 before February 7

$35 after February 7 and at the door


Optional $15 discounted NEW membership in Milwaukee Audubon and/or Wild Ones


Make Checks payable to: Milwaukee Audubon Society

Mail to: Milwaukee Audubon Society,

1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI 53217





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