THANKS to our conference planners, sponsors, speakers, vendors and attendees for another successful 'Turning a New Leaf' conference. On a beautiful fall day in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, we were inspired by the sharing of innovation and passion for conservation landscaping. Conference proceedings have been posted. We hope all will go forth and practice what we learned, and hope to see you again at the 6th conference in 2015!
Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Keynote Speaker, on the importance of ecolological function in plant selection
Friday, November 15th, 2013
Pre-conference Dinner and CCLC 10th Anniversary Celebration
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Douglas W. Tallamy, PhD, University of Delaware
PLENARY SPEAKER: C. Colston Burrell, Native Landscape Design and Restoration
This year, CCLC's fifth Turning a New Leaf Conference was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on Saturday, November 16th, with early conference check-in and a networking dinner held on Friday evening. This one-of-a-kind conference brought together professionals from the landscaping industries, horticulture, environmental nonprofits, and government agencies to discuss and learn about current trends, issues and technologies in conservation landscaping. The theme of this conference is based on the keynote speaker, Dr. Douglas Tallamy's book Bringing Nature Home. From soil to marketing techniques, this conference focused on innovative practices to improve your business and the health of the environment and the Chesapeake Bay.
MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS Registration $115 $125 Student $ 55 $ 55 Friday Night Dinner $40 $40
The registration fee included all lectures, entry to exhibits and Eco-Marketplace, continental breakfast and breaks, and lunch. There was an additional fee for the pre-conference dinner at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, which featured a cash bar and additional networking opportunities with attendees, speakers and CCLC board members.
Turning a New Leaf spotlights how to create landscapes that work with our natural resources
Conference tracks included:
- Marketing Nature: How To Sell Conservation Landscaping
- Innovations in Urban Restoration
- Flora & Fauna: Applying Ecology to Design
- Soil Science Simplified
CCLC is very grateful to this year's conference sponsors, including members of the CCLC Board of Directors.
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