Our mission is to promote the education, enjoyment, science and stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats
 

31 Years Later...Still Growing Strong


31st ANNUAL MICHIGAN WILDFLOWER CONFERENCE
Growing in a Post-Wild World
Sunday March 4 and Monday March 5, 2018
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing


The Michigan Wildflower Conference is designed for persons who are interested in Michigan native plants and their habitats. There will be general and concurrent sessions both days.

Location and Accomodations
The conference is held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing (map). Discounts on room rates are available for conference attendees until February 2, 2018, or until all rooms have been booked. Please call (800) 875-5090 for reservations.

Conference Agenda

Sunday, March 4, 2018

8:00-9:00 Registration and refreshments - Red Cedar Room

9:00-9:10 Greetings and announcements - Big Ten A

9:10-10:15 Keynote presentation - Big Ten A

CLAUDIA WEST, Author and Landscape Designer, Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes
Claudia will offer an alternative to traditional horticulture by illustrating how naturally occurring plant communities can become the foundation for urban landscapes. Using the idea of an ecologically sound landscape design, Claudia will reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful and diverse. Designed plant communities can be successfully brought to the urban setting on many different scales, from green rooftops, to urban plazas and small gardens. Recognizing the increasing urbanization of our world, Claudia's ideas will help to restore the essential natural functions of healthy plant communities back to our cities and towns.

10:15-10:45 Break - Please visit our vendors in the Centennial Room

10:45-11:45 Concurrent sessions

The schedule for concurrent sessions will be posted soon.

Monday, March 5, 2018

8:00-9:00 Registration and refreshments - Red Cedar Room

9:00-9:10 Greetings and announcements - Big Ten A

9:10-10:15 Keynote presentation - Big Ten A

Detail on this day's activities will be posted soon.