5 Reasons to Attend the Beautifully Natural Garden Conference

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5 Reasons to Attend the Beautifully Natural Garden Conference

Rick Darke and Heather Holm are two top-notch speakers and experts in their respective fields who will bring emerging and important information to you.  If you are thinking of attending our conference on February 11, 2017 but need a little extra convincing–here it is!  

1. Learn

Photo of Hermit Thrush enjoying the ground layer by Rick Darke

You will learn from these two professionals who have outstanding reputations.  Darke will teach you about what the layering concept is and how to use it to create a harmonious and ecologically healthy yard.  Holm will discuss native trees and shrubs (essential to the layering idea) that best support pollinators AND birds.   

2. Connect

The other people attending the conference are interested in the same things as you, and you can talk and share ideas and thoughts.  Maybe meet some new friends.  We all need to strengthen and grow our networks.  Using what you learned at the conference will connect you to nature.  

3. Support our work

Conference ticket purchases will help us break even with the conference expenses, leaving the rest of our budget to provide free programs. By implementing what you learn at the conference, you will also help to create biodiversity, which is a key aspect of the Wild Ones mission.

4. Escape

A naturally beautiful retreat. Photo: Rick Darke

For about 5 hours, you can escape the February doldrums.  These presentations are image rich, and the speakers will bring nature up close during this time.  Then through the rest of the year, your yard can be a perpetual escape for you (and the birds, bees, and butterflies!) from all of the concrete and skyscrapers surrounding us. 





5. Be inspired

Mining bee on American Plum blossom, Heather Holm

After leaving the conference, we hope that you will be motivated to incorporate what you learned from the speakers into your own outdoor space and share that inspiration and learning with others.   You might be even more dedicated to helping out the other animals that call our yards home.  

We hope to see you there!