LACES Credit Hours Approved.
Session 1: Organic Landscape Management in a Public Park: Both Possible and Beautiful
Given trends in biodiversity, it’s not only possible to manage public landscapes organically, it’s important to do so. Participants will learn that even in highly ornamental, high-use landscapes, organic horticultural management is possible. This talk will illustrate organic management strategies, why they are important, and how they can be implemented in your garden or park, as well as the limitations of such an approach. With global biodiversity in decline, public parks and gardens can serve as important examples of beautiful and ecologically beneficial landscapes.
Session 2: Everything Is Better With Biodiversity!
Biodiversity and associated ecosystem services drive our economies and makes life as we know it possible. When the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services is better understood by business leaders, elected officials, and land owners of any size, the expertise and resources of a botanical garden become a vital and invaluable community resource. Missouri Botanical Garden will share their experience in launching two community initiatives that engage a wide range of stakeholders to implement plant-based strategies to take action that measurably increases local species and habitat diversity.
These sessions, combined, have been approved for 1 credit hours by The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System.