Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010 Symposium on Sustainable Horticulture

Canadian Institute for Sustainable Biodiversity
February 16th through 19th, 2010

Join experts and specialists from all over Ontario and further abroad for our three-day symposium on sustainable horticulture.

What part does horticulture play in making urban Canada a healthy, productive place to live?

How does our urban landscape - gardens, parks, lawns, ecologically designed hardscapes, green roofs and other innovations - ensure that well-being and biodiversity are supported and enhanced?

What steps can all practitioners of horticulture - from the trades to home gardeners and plant breeders - take to issues like invasive species, pest management and urban biodiversity?

The symposium will explore these and many other questions, Wednesday February 17th through Friday February 19th, 2010 (with a day of workshops on Tuesday February 16th).

  • Hands-on workshops one day only, Tuesday, February 16: plant identification, seed saving, cooking with local produce
  • Multidisciplinary panels, keynotes, presentations and poster sessions
  • Sessions: Sustainable Sites Initiative, water features, climate change, urban agriculture, native plants, green roof technologies and more
  • Keynote presentations: Dr. Jennifer Sumner, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Dr. David Galbraith, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Dr. Steve Windhager, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas
Register on-line

Information on volunteering

Download a flyer for the 2010 Patrick Colgan Lecture, “Climate Change and Horticulture through Mid-Century” by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, on Wednesday 17 February 2010 at 7:00 PM


MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Amy,

I sent you an email from my gmail account about the seed GROW project for gardenbloggers.com. Go you think you could check your folder and get back to me as soon as you can?


Amy said...

MrBrown Thumb,

I'm sorry, but I can't seem to find the message. Could you possibly try again to amy.gardenerd_at_gmail.com?

I'll keep looking. I'm curious to hear from you.

Thank you!!

MrBrownThumb said...


I got your message and I sent it to your work Email. If you don't get it or see it in your spam folder can you shoot me one to mrbrownthumb at gmail.com?

Tamara Jansen said...

Sounds like an interesting topic. Thanks for the tip!

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