Upcoming Workshops

Green Matters Symposium

February 22, 2019, February 22, 2019 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Veterans Place 1, Silver Spring, Maryland

Join industry experts as they explore creative design solutions that address the challenges and opportunities associated with diverse landscapes.  Whether you’re a home gardener interested in creating biodiverse habitats for your backyard or a landscape architect designing a public space for community gatherings, you’ll walk away with new and practical strategies.  Experts will share lessons learned from designing a range of landscapes from commercial and private residences to community engagement and public accessible projects.

Keynote speaker, Doug Tallamy, will talk about Designing for Diverse Habitats will help you make a compelling argument whether to your spouse or future client as to why we can no longer exempt our landscapes from creating functional ecosystems. Additional presentations by: Jack Sullivan, Sandra Youssef Clinton, and Noel Kingsbury.

Garden by Design: Creative Approaches to Diverse Landscapes

About Green Matters                                                                                                                                      

Green Matters, an annual symposium sponsored by Brookside Gardens since 2004, concentrates attention on the intersection of horticulture and environmental issues. Environmental stewardship is a core value of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Brookside Gardens’ parent organization. As such, we strive to provide timely information and viable solutions to environmental challenges, because we feel strongly that green does matter.

To learn more and Register, visit their website: Green Matters Symposium

Registration Information 

  • Early Bird Fee: $85 per person until January 11, 2019
  • Standard Fee:   $99 per person after January 12, 2019

*Registration includes light breakfast, coffee/tea, and box lunch


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