Landscape professionals including contractors, designers, arborists and growers.
This groundbreaking talk presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture—designed plantings that function like naturally-occurring plant communities. Join landscape architect Thomas Rainer, a leading voice in ecological landscape design, to learn how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, this talk explores a new synthesis of ecology and horticulture--resulting in an intentionally designed and managed community where population dynamics are encouraged within an aesthetic framework.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Attendees will learn how plants fit together in nature,
how to create landscapes that are resilient and diverse,
examine how ecology and horticulture result in intentional designs and managed communities
Thomas Rainer, Phyto Studios
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association