2013 Turning a New Leaf Conference


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 at 2013 Conference

Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Keynote Speaker, on the importance of ecolological function in plant selection


Friday, November 15th, 2013    

Announcing the First Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award!

Now in Print!  Conservation Landscaping Guidelines:  The Eight Essential Elements

    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.

Registration fees:

$115 $125
$ 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:

CEU’s  available:

Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association (CNP)
Delaware State Board of Landscape Architects
International Society of Arboriculture
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association (CPH)
Master Gardeners - all states
Northeast Organic Farming Association - Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCP)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Pennsylvania Nursery and Landscape Association (PCH)
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (Landscape Architects)
Virginia Horticultural Foundation
Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VCH)
Virginia Society of Landscape Designers
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
West Virginia State Board of Landscape Architects


CCLC is very grateful to this year's conference sponsors, including members of the CCLC Board of Directors.

The Honeybee Group       Organics Unlimited     

Severn Grove Landscaping       Sunshine Farm & Gardens


Ernst Seeds               Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


Babikow        American Native Plants

Capitol Greenroofs          Chief Mountain Farms    

George Washington University Landscape Design and Sustainable Landscapes

 Stadler Nurseries      


Adkins Arboretum     Good Earth Gardeners       Hill House Farm and Nursery

 The Honeybee Group      The Meadow Project


Ecological Landscaping Association      Environmental Concern     

Montgomery County Department of the Environment    

Penn State School of Forest Resources     Mid-Atlantic Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture

Piedmont Environmental Council     Penn State Extension Master Gardeners       

Virginia Native Plant Society


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Marketing Nature track in the Conservation Landscaping Conference

Innovations in Urban Restoration track- Conservation Landscaping Conference

Applying Ecology in Design track - Conservation Landscaping Conference

Soil Science Simplified track - Conservation Landscaping Conference