This year, in light of COVID-19, we’re taking the Annual Symposium virtual for an October filled with engaging online lectures.
This roster of gardeners will speak candidly about gardening in hopes of exploring and explaining how and why to garden in a changing world, how gardens fit into their daily lives or inform their professional practice and how gardening is more relevant than ever to health and the environment.
Speakers will present on Thursdays in October via Zoom Webinar. There will be one presentation a week beginning at 6 p.m. CDT. Each presentation will follow with a moderated question forum until 7:15 p.m. CDT.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. CDT: David Culp, A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
Based on his new book of the same name, this talk digs deeper into David Culp’s celebrated garden Brandywine Cottage, featuring a focus for each month, including recipes, a garden to-do list, flower arrangements and practical information. Favorite mail order sources, gardening for biodiversity and wildlife habitat, the creation of the meadow at Brandywine Cottage, recommended plants for dry places, and even favorite weeds will also be discussed. This lecture and book are about lifestyle, and blurring the lines of indoor and outdoor living.
Thank you to our 2020 Annual Symposium sponsors: Country Landscapes, Inc.; Kemin Industries, Inc.; Cynde and Richard Schreiber; Janan and Zane Smith