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Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens – Virtual Symposium

January 11, 2023 - March 8, 2023

Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium and Naturespark are pleased to announce the return of their collaborative series, Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens. The symposium features nationally and regionally renowned experts to help viewers create vibrant, ecologically resilient gardens and greenspaces that benefit pollinators and wildlife.

Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens will inspire homeowners, horticulturists, botanists, naturalists, educators, conservationists, landscape designers, and other to learn more about the value of using native plants and trees to create and maintain healthy habitats.

The free virtual series will feature five sessions intended to guide you from start to finish in creating gardens that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. Join us and explore the importance of restoring our increasingly fragmented and disappearing native habitats beginning in our own backyards—whether small or large.

This symposium is organized by Ann Cicarella of the Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium, Judy Semroc of NatureSpark and Renee Boronka at Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

Session 1: Creating Resilient, Functional and Beautiful Biodiverse Landscapes
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

1:00 PM ET
Planting the New Paradigm
Jeff Lorenz, Founder, Refugia Design

2:00 PM ET
Building a Truly Biodiverse Pollinator Garden Through Science and Design
Claudia West, ASLA, Phyto Studio


Session 2 (Link coming soon)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Session 3 (Link coming soon)
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Session 4 (Link coming soon)
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Session 5 (Link coming soon)
Wednesday, March 8, 2023


January 11, 2023
March 8, 2023