GardenPRO Conference is open to all professionals working in the green industry.
More than 85% of plant species on Earth depend on pollinator to reproduce. These essential animals supply us with food, maintain functional ecosystems, and provide food for other wildlife such as songbirds. Whether clients specifically ask for pollinator gardens, or simply want a functional and beautiful diversified landscape, core fundamentals of plant selection, spatial planning, and structural diversity can ensure the resulting garden hums with life. Join ecologist, author, and nurseryman Eric Lee-Mäder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation for this discussion covering basic pollinator ecology, habitat design, installation and management, and extensive real world case studies illustrated with stunning photography from project sites.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Participants to this 60-minute seminar will be able to:
1) Recognize the role of pollinators in sustainable ecosystems, threats to pollinators, and the impacts of pollinator decline.
2) Identify the key design elements vital to pollinators and other wildlife that should be incorporated into garden design for habitat restoration.
3) Identify plant species that are optimal for pollinator food at all stages of the life cycle that also have attributes that are garden worthy for public and private gardens.
Eric Lee-Mäder—Pollinator Conservation Co-Director, Xerces Society and co-author of 100 Plants to Save Bees, Attracting Native Pollinators, and Gardening for Butterflies
Northwest Flower & Garden Show