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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

SAVE THE DATE: September 25, 2019 | 8:00am-3:30pm

About the Forum

The Southeast 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!


Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 8:00am-3:30pm
Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens


8:00-8:30Check In
8:40-9:50Talk 1
9:50-10:00Talk 1 Q&A
10:00-10:30Break 1
10:30-11:30Talk 2
11:30-11:45Talk 2 Q&A
11:45-12:00Poem by Michael Yanny
1:00-2:15Panel Discussion

*2:30 – Silent Auction cutoff
*3:15-4:00 – Silent Auction distribute
*3:30-4:30 – Cocktail Hour

Sponsorship & Silent Auction


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Doug Tallamy

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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.

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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.

More information forthcoming. Stay tuned…