Planting a Prairie: Implement Workshop
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn the processes and procedures for creating attractive native landscapes. You’ll get tips to ensure your next project is economically resourceful, socially appealing, environmentally productive and ecologically resilient. Before the session gets underway at 9:30 a.m., you’ll have time to visit with local, well-respected vendors who can provide you information about equipment and native plant materials to help meet your landscaping needs.
DESIGN • Learn to design native landscapes that mimic nature to create culturally and environmentally sustainable landscapes.
INSTALL • Learn about some of the major cultural differences of native plants vs. nonnative plants, and how they affect planting and installation.
ESTABLISH • Learn about the most common mistakes people make after installation and see examples of well-established native plantings.
SUSTAIN • Learn the differences among the proper establishment, maintenance and management processes. We’ll also identify best practices for long-term care of man-made native landscapes.
Who should attend?
- Parks and recreation administrators and planners
- Landscape architects
- Commercial landscaping contractors, groundskeepers and golf course managers
- Public parks maintenance staff
Scott Schulte is a senior environmental planner and natural resource discipline leader for Vireo (formerly Patti Banks Associates). Schulte has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years, including 13 years in watershed management, stormwater best management practice planning and design, environmental policy, training and public involvement. He is currently president of the Heartland Conservation Alliance, a nonprofit formed to help regional organizations conserve land for natural and community benefits.
Matt Schoell-Schafer is a landscape architect for Vireo (formerly Patti Banks Associates.) Over the past 10 years, his focus has been on creating environmentally and culturally sustainable sites. He was among the first landscape architects in this region to become LEED accredited. Since becoming certified in Healthcare Site Design, he has devoted his career to developing and implementing the concept that creating healthy human environments is integral to creating healthy ecosystems.
Expo (8:30-9:30 a.m.):
- Hamilton Native Outpost
- Heartland Integrated Energy
- Kaw River Valley Nursery
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Missouri Prairie Foundation