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St. Charles, Missouri: Claudia West

  • St. Charles Convention Center 1 Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, MO, 63303 United States (map)

Missouri Green Industry Conference

The Power of Urban Nature:  Why Better Urban Ecosystems Create Better Lives

Our cities need natural places and thriving vegetation more than ever before -- plants are essential to clean our air and water, provide a balance to our stressful lives, and increase biodiversity and habitat. However, urban landscapes challenge plant health with a difficult pallet of harsh site conditions and traditional planting methods. Join us as we explore how you can improve the health, beauty, diversity, and resilience of your urban neighborhood by applying plant community-based planting and management techniques. Let’s explore the wealth of native species that are naturally adapted to urban conditions and explore creative ways to increase biodiversity and life quality in our cities.

Creating Stunning Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time

Plants are the foundation of healthy ecosystems and they bring beauty and joy to our lives. But great plants alone don't automatically create beautiful and lasting plant compositions in our gardens. Join us as we discover the core principles of wild plant communities and translate them into clear planting and maintenance strategies for our gardens. We will explore spectacular perennials and grasses and learn how to use them in stable, layered combinations that increase the ornamental, functional, and ecological value of your landscape. Enjoy and be inspired!

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