The focus this year of the GNPS 2022 Symposium is Healing our Habitats: both at home and in designed landscapes, as well as conserving and restoring habitat in the wild. Through our actions and our designs, we have the ability to make a difference by getting more native plants into landscapes that have lost their connection with native ecosystems. Using native plants in our gardens, our patios, our community gardens, our city/county parks, and in our business landscaping allows each of us to help heal the ecosystem and to support native insects and birds. No space is too small to make a difference and we make a bigger impact when we work together.
At the same time, conserving plants and their habitats in the wild is equally important. Learn more about how conservation support in Georgia works and how we can help.
Saturday 9:00 am – 12 pm
- Mincy Moffett – The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance – a novel partnership that transformed plant conservation
- Georgann Eubanks – Saving The Wild South: River Cane
- Jennifer Ceska – Cues of Care in the Native Garden
Sunday 2:00 pm
- Angela Burrow – Why Garden Certification Matters
Sunday 3:00-4:30 pm
- Rick Huffman & Tradd Cotter – Applied Ecology: Approaches to Improving Landscapes and Ecosystem Health
Our GNPS 2022 Symposium event will be virtual again this year. To make the event more manageable, it will be spread across two days and each session will be recorded for future playback. GNPS is partnering with Georgia Audubon to present this program. The cost for GNPS and Georgia Audubon members is $10 per day ($20 total across the two days); the cost for non-members is $12 per day. You can register here, but note that registration is being handled by Georgia Audubon. When you get to the registration site, dismiss the pop-up asking you to login in if you are not also a Georgia Audubon member.