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Johnson’s Nursery & The Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium presents:

Where Ecology Meets Economy

A Forum for Green Industry & Land Manager Professionals

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Where Ecology
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A Forum for Green Industry & Land Manager Professionals

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2019: Creating Landscapes for a Healthy Planet

About the Forum

The Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc. (SEWISC) and Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.™ are pleased to present a ground-breaking day of educational sessions that bring together Green Industry Professionals (nurseries, landscape architects, arborists, contractors) and Land Management Professionals (restorationists, natural area managers, environmental educators, conservationists).

This forum is designed to create dialogue between Green Industry Professionals and Land Management Professionals. The meeting initiates the sharing of experiences and development of working relationships that leads to creating business opportunities that will help improve the state of our ecological communities.

Where Ecology Meets Economy!

Detail

Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
This event is rain or shine.

Itinerary

8:00-8:30 Check In/Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome
8:40-9:50 Talk 1
9:50-10:00 Talk 1 Q&A
10:00-10:30 Break 1
10:30-11:30 Talk 2
11:30-11:45 Talk 2 Q&A
11:45-12:00 Planternal Instinct by Michael Yanny
12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch
1:00-2:15 Panel Discussion
2:30-3:30 Boerner Tours
3:30-4:30 Cocktail Hour/Book Signing/Snacks

*See menu/food info below
*2:45 – Silent Auction ends

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2019: Creating Landscapes for a Healthy Planet

About the Forum

The Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc. (SEWISC) and Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.™ are pleased to present a ground-breaking day of educational sessions that bring together Green Industry Professionals (nurseries, landscape architects, arborists, contractors) and Land Management Professionals (restorationists, natural area managers, environmental educators, conservationists).

This forum is designed to create dialogue between Green Industry Professionals and Land Management Professionals. The meeting initiates the sharing of experiences and development of working relationships that leads to creating business opportunities that will help improve the state of our ecological communities.

Where Ecology Meets Economy!

Thank You To All Sponsors

September 25, 2019 ~ 8:00am-4:30pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens ~ Hales Corners, WI
This event is rain or shine.

Itinerary

8:00-8:30 Check In/Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome
8:40-9:50 Talk 1
9:50-10:00 Talk 1 Q&A
10:00-10:30 Break 1
10:30-11:30 Talk 2
11:30-11:45 Talk 2 Q&A
11:45-12:00 Planternal Instinct by Michael Yanny
12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch
1:00-2:15 Panel Discussion
2:30-3:30 Tours
3:30-4:30 Cocktail Hour/Book Signing/Snacks

*2:45 – Silent Auction ends

September 25, 2019
8:00am-4:30pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Hales Corners, WI

Itinerary

8:00-8:30 Check In/Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome
8:40-9:50 Talk 1
9:50-10:00 Talk 1 Q&A
10:00-10:30 Break 1
10:30-11:30 Talk 2
11:30-11:45 Talk 2 Q&A
11:45-12:00 Planternal Instinct by Michael Yanny
12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch
1:00-2:15 Panel Discussion
2:30-3:30 Tours
3:30-4:30 Cocktail Hour/Book Signing/Snacks

*2:45 – Silent Auction ends

Thank You All Sponsors & Silent Auction Donors

presents:

where ecology meets economy sewisc johnson's nursery wisconsin green industry events doug tallamy

Doug Tallamy

Creating Living Landscapes

(Talk 1, 70mins, 8:40-9:50am)

We will not keep our ecosystems running if we do not save the creatures that run them. To save local biodiversity, we must increase the amount and diversity of native plants in our neighborhood and corporate landscapes. But how can we create socially acceptable landscapes using native plants? Many people are concerned that natives are more prone to insect damage, are messy and not attractive, will attract vermin, and cannot be used formally. Tallamy will dispel these misconceptions and suggest ways to make your property a showpiece without losing its ecological function in the local ecosystem.

Treasures Among our Natives

(Talk 2, 60mins, 10:30-11:30am)

A growing number of people are landscaping with productive native plants to help conserve local biodiversity, but many know little about the animals they are helping. Tallamy will describe some of the fascinating ways animals interact with the native plants they depend on and describe some of the most productive plants homeowners can use in their landscape to nurture these animals. Anticipating, observing, and understanding these relationships will enrich our lives and further justify the use of natives in our yards.

Learn more about Doug Tallamy at Bringing Nature Home. Both of Doug’s books, Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape will be for sale during the event.

presents:

where ecology meets economy sewisc johnson's nursery wisconsin green industry events doug tallamy

Doug Tallamy

Creating Living Landscapes

(Talk 1, 70mins, 8:40-9:50am)

We will not keep our ecosystems running if we do not save the creatures that run them. To save local biodiversity, we must increase the amount and diversity productive of native plants in our neighborhood and corporate landscapes. But how can we create socially acceptable landscapes using native plants? Many people are concerned that natives are more prone to insect damage, are messy and not attractive, will attract vermin, and cannot be used formally. Tallamy will dispel these misconceptions and suggest ways to make your property a showpiece without losing its ecological function in the local ecosystem.

Treasures Among our Natives

(Talk 2, 60mins, 10:30-11:30am)

A growing number of people are landscaping with productive native plants to help conserve local biodiversity, but many know little about the animals they are helping. Tallamy will describe some of the fascinating ways animals interact with the native plants they depend on and describe some of the most productive plants homeowners can use in their landscape to nurture these animals. Anticipating, observing, and understanding these relationships will enrich our lives and further justify the use of natives in our yards.

Learn more about Doug Tallamy at Bringing Nature Home. Both of Doug’s books, Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape will be for sale during the event.

Panel Discussion

A group of national and local experts from both green industry and land management backgrounds gather to discuss important topics relating to the theme of the event. They will discuss questions gathered prior to the event and from the audience. NOTE: We ask the audience to hold personal anecdotes for private conversations either before or after the panel discussion. Questions from the audience should pertain to the topic and be applicable to the group at-large. The moderator has the authority to remind everyone about this. Our goal is to allow the experts to answer many relevant questions.
weme sewisc panelists doug tallamy
Doug is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 88 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 36 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
weme sewisc panelists dave wanninger
Dave is a Lead Horticulturist at Boerner Botanical Gardens. Previously, he worked many years as Chief Horticulturist at Beaver Creek Nursery and Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm. Before that, Dave operated a landscaping company and was the nursery manager at a large independent garden center. He was also a longtime Instructor in the Horticulture program at Blackhawk Technical College. Dave favors hostas, peonies, and dwarf conifers in his home garden.
weme sewisc panelists donna vanbuecken
Donna retired in 2015 after 17 years as Wild Ones first Executive Director and continues to actively promote native landscaping and invasive species management through her blog Accent on Natural Landscaping (Accentnatural.com). She and her husband John have native landscaping throughout their 1-1/3ac homestead in Town of Grand Chute and 80 acres of hunting property in Shawano County. She was a founding member of IPAW.
weme sewisc panelists ron gumz
Ron graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a BA in Urban Forestry. He went on to work for a tree care company near the Twin Cities for several years before finding a home at Wachtel Tree Science. Now with Wachtel Tree Science as a Board Certified Master Arborist, he is in sales and a Vice President- part owner. He is involved in industry organizations like the Wisconsin Arborist Association – serving in several capacities including President in 2015 and now Treasurer.
weme sewisc panelists mike yanny
Michael and his wife Lori own JN Plant Selections, LLC. They develop and introduce new woody ornamental plants with an emphasis on tough, hardy materials for cold regions of the world. Much of Michael’s plant development work has been devoted to solving plant problems both in the landscape and in plant production, such as seedless Spirea, alkaline soil-tolerant Swamp White Oak hybrids, faster growing Musclewood with fabulous fall color, and naturally dense, burn resistant White Cedar.
weme sewisc panelists randy powers
Randy is the Owner and Operator of Prairie Future Seed Company. He has a Masters degrees in both Botany & Zoology, and he has over thirty years of ecology field experience in natural area problem-solving, restoration, management, environmental consultation, plant inventories and education. He is a licensed Wisconsin Nurseryman & Propagator. Randy frequently presents on wildlife, moths, hummingbirds, butterflies, and numerous other wildlife sustainability topics.
weme sewisc panelists dan wilson
Dan is a Professor Emeritus, UW-Extension. His programming focused on community development and natural resources. Dan’s emphasis included shoreline restoration, natural yard care, leadership and organizational development, and strategic planning. He has facilitated scores of nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions through the process of shaping their future.

Panel Discussion

A group of national and local experts from both green industry and land management backgrounds gather to discuss important topics relating to the theme of the event. They will discuss questions gathered prior to the event and questions from the audience. NOTE: We ask the audience to hold personal anecdotes for private conversations either before or after the panel discussion. Questions from the audience should pertain to the topic of the event and be applicable to the group at-large. The moderator has the authority to remind everyone about this. Our goal is to allow the experts to answer many relevant questions.
weme sewisc panelists doug tallamy
Doug is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 88 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 36 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
weme sewisc panelists dave wanninger
Dave is a Lead Horticulturist at Boerner Botanical Gardens. Previously, he worked many years as Chief Horticulturist at Beaver Creek Nursery and Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm. Before that, Dave operated a landscaping company and was the nursery manager at a large independent garden center. He was also a longtime Instructor in the Horticulture program at Blackhawk Technical College. Dave favors hostas, peonies, and dwarf conifers in his home garden.
weme sewisc panelists donna vanbuecken
Donna retired in 2015 after 17 years as Wild Ones first Executive Director and continues to actively promote native landscaping and invasive species management through her blog Accent on Natural Landscaping (Accentnatural.com). She and her husband John have native landscaping throughout their 1-1/3ac homestead in Town of Grand Chute and 80 acres of hunting property in Shawano County. She was a founding member of IPAW.
weme sewisc panelists ron gumz
Ron graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a BA in Urban Forestry. He went on to work for a tree care company near the Twin Cities for several years before finding a home at Wachtel Tree Science. Now with Wachtel Tree Science as a Board Certified Master Arborist, he is in sales and a Vice President- part owner. He is involved in industry organizations like the Wisconsin Arborist Association – serving in several capacities including President in 2015 and now Treasurer.
weme sewisc panelists mike yanny
Michael and his wife Lori own JN Plant Selections, LLC. They develop and introduce new woody ornamental plants with an emphasis on tough, hardy materials for cold regions of the world. Much of Michael’s plant development work has been devoted to solving plant problems both in the landscape and in plant production, such as seedless Spirea, alkaline soil-tolerant Swamp White Oak hybrids, faster growing Musclewood with fabulous fall color, and naturally dense, burn resistant White Cedar.
weme sewisc panelists randy powers
Randy is the Owner and Operator of Prairie Future Seed Company. He has a Masters degrees in both Botany & Zoology, and he has over thirty years of ecology field experience in natural area problem-solving, restoration, management, environmental consultation, plant inventories and education. He is a licensed Wisconsin Nurseryman & Propagator. Randy frequently presents on wildlife, moths, hummingbirds, butterflies, and numerous other wildlife sustainability topics.
weme sewisc panelists dan wilson
Dan is a Professor Emeritus, UW-Extension. His programming focused on community development and natural resources. Dan’s emphasis included shoreline restoration, natural yard care, leadership and organizational development, and strategic planning. He has facilitated scores of nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions through the process of shaping their future.

Panel Discussion

A group of experts from both green industry and land management backgrounds gather to discuss important topics. They will also field questions from the audience relating to the theme of the event and applicable to the group at-large. Our goal is to allow the experts to answer many relevant questions.

Full panelist bios available on larger devices.

The Venue & Tours

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Boerner Botanical Gardens

During the afternoon, the expert Horticulturists at Boerner Botanical Gardens will be giving tours of six popular gardens. The tours will run for 10 minutes, starting at 2:30/2:50/3:10, giving each guest the opportunity to tour up to three gardens with plenty of travel time in-between. You can also browse at your leisure if you don’t wish to attend all three. There will be guides strategically positioned to help guide guests.
  • Rain Garden

  • Rock Garden

  • Trial Garden

  • Rose Garden

  • Butterfly

  • Street Tree

Food/Catering

Zilli Hospitality Group presents the catering. See the 2019 Menu here. Guests are NOT allowed to bring in their own food and drink (aside from water bottles). There will be a light breakfast served in the morning, a buffet lunch, and snacks during the cocktail hour. The cocktail hour is a cash bar.

China Lights will be going on during this week. All our guests will have access to a discount ticket if they wish to return later in the evening. While on site, see the ticket office for more information.

Silent Auction

Here are some of the donors the ailent auction:  Riveredge Nature Center, Johnson’s Nursery, Wehr Nature Center, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Estetika Skin and Laser Specialists, Agrecol, the Green Bay Packers, The Prairie Enthusiasts, Outpost Natural Foods, Organic Valley, Kate Redmond Photography, Woodland Restoration, Retzer Nature Center and more!

If someone/business would like to donate an item for the silent auction, they should contact  Jill Hapner (jill.hapner@sewisc.org) or Jean Weedman (weedmantandj@aol.com) by September 15.

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where ecology meets economy sewisc johnson's nursery wisconsin green industry events doug tallamy

Boerner Botanical Gardens

During the afternoon, the expert Horticulturists at Boerner Botanical Gardens will be giving tours of six popular gardens. The tours will run for 10 minutes, starting at 2:30/2:50/3:10, giving each guest the opportunity to tour up to three gardens with plenty of travel time in-between. You can also browse at your leisure if you don’t wish to attend all three. There will be guides strategically positioned to help guide guests.
  • Rain Garden

  • Rock Garden

  • Trial Garden

  • Rose Garden

  • Butterfly

  • Street Tree

Food/Catering

Zilli Hospitality Group presents the catering. See the 2019 Menu here. Guests are NOT allowed to bring in their own food and drink (aside from water bottles). There will be a light breakfast served in the morning, a buffet lunch, and snacks during the cocktail hour. The cocktail hour is a cash bar.

China Lights will be going on during this week. All our guests will have access to a discount ticket if they wish to return later in the evening. While on site, see the ticket office for more information.

Silent auction

Here are some of the donors the ailent auction:  Riveredge Nature Center, Johnson’s Nursery, Wehr Nature Center, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Estetika Skin and Laser Specialists, Agrecol, the Green Bay Packers, The Prairie Enthusiasts, Outpost Natural Foods, Organic Valley, Kate Redmond Photography, Woodland Restoration, Retzer Nature Center and more!

If someone/business would like to donate an item for the silent auction, they should contact  Jill Hapner (jill.hapner@sewisc.org) or Jean Weedman (weedmantandj@aol.com) by September 15.

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