This year’s Symposium will be the observance of the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Denton has been chosen as the location for this meeting. Our theme for 2010 will be
$ave Texas One Landscape at a Time:
Our Native Plants Light the Future
We envision a “How-to-do-it Symposium” in which we seek presentations both from and for a wide audience. This will include, but is not limited to, developers, builders, farmers and ranchers, landscapers, landscape architects, nurseries and growers, neighborhood associations, city staff (parks, arborists) and city council members, educators at all levels, corporations, botanical gardens, conservation groups and other non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity and Master Naturalists, gardening editors in local newspapers and—of course—our own members, too. For those who need continuing education credits (CEUs), we will pursue qualifying through their professional organizations. The message itself will encompass our botanic heritage, the current status and future uses of native plants and plant habitats in Texas, as well as how native plant communities can help us with pressing needs to conserve water, money and wildlife habitat. We will also present historical programs from the early years that show what the founders of the Society envisioned, as we compare then to now to the future.
For the first time ever we are striving to reach a broad audience across Texas with our message. We hope more people will pay attention and ask questions and try new things in their gardening and landscaping. It has begun already, but the message is urgent and we can do much more! We must begin to educate any and all that we must save as much water and as many of our native plants and plant habitats, as quickly and efficiently as we can.
Please join us from October 7—10 at Texas Woman’s University in Denton for Symposium 2010! This statewide meeting has the potential to impact as no other has ever done on the mission of the Native Plant Society of Texas:
and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example
We invite you to join us in Denton and help us to Help Texas!
We will see YOU in October—and please bring a friend!
Cynthia Maguire Cathy Lustgarten
Symposium 2010 Chair Symposium 2010 Co-Chair.
To contact us:
Mail: N.P.S.O.T., P.O. Box 3017, Fredericksburg, TX 78624