EcoSavvy Symposium: Cultivating Biodiversity in the Home Garden

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Green Spring Gardens


Biodiversity of plant and animal life is critical to a healthy ecosystem. Learn how to create a landscape that provides an oasis for pollinators and other wildlife through the use of native plants.

On Saturday morning, February 18, 2017, the EcoSavvy Symposium, featuring Bill McLaughlin, Plant Curator of the U.S. Botanic Garden; and Alonso Abugattas, Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County Parks, will take place at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria.  The Virginia Native Plant Society and Audubon-at-Home will both have staffed tables during the event. The cost is $56 in county (can include a senior discount),  $71 out of county, and includes coffee and pastries.

“As development displaces habitat, and the earth becomes increasingly unbalanced with the effects of the loss of biodiversity, we bear greater individual responsibility for stewarding our own backyards. We need to change the paradigm that conservation occurs only in select areas such as wildlife preserves, and realize that our lives are inextricably interwoven with nature.”
~Claudia Thompson

Registration is now open: REGISTER for Symposium
Or you can call: 703-642-5173
For ADA accommodations contact 703-642-5173
TTY: VA Relay 711

Brought to you by the Virginia Cooperative Extension and co-sponsored by the VNPS Potowmack Chapter

Native bees need native flowers, and people need native bees!

Native bees need native flowers, and people need native bees!

8:30 to 9:00 – Social gathering with coffee & pastries;
Talk with Virginia NPS and Audubon-at-Home representatives
9:00 to 10:00—Bill McLaughlin
10:00 to 10:15 —Q&As
10:15 to 10:30  —Break
10:30 to 11:30 —Alonso Abugattas
11:30 to 11:45 —Q&As
11:45 to Noon—Break
Noon to 12:30 —Short Panel discussion
including both speakers with audience



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1 Comment

  1. Peggy Fox on January 7, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Will this event be held in 2019 as well?