COSA 2024 Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference – Registratio n is open!

Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference:

Making Your Landscapes Count

Saturday, February 24th, 2024: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What’s the buzz about native plants? Find out at the 9th Annual Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference!

Experts in horticulture, ecology, and landscape design share how to plan, plant, and maintain beautiful and biodiverse

native landscapes from the ground up. This year’s conference offers inspiration and insight to both novice and

experienced gardeners.

After a few years online, we look forward to welcoming everyone back in person at the Embassy Suites in Boulder. There

will be an option to access the recordings after the event for those who cannot attend in person. All classes are eligible

for CEUs for Landscape Industry Certified Technician recertification. Contact LWCNPConference with any


Featured speakers include:

David Newsom, Wild Yards Project – Keynote Speaker: “The Land Was Always A Garden”

Curtis Manning, Meadow Pro – “Understanding Garden Soil”

Michael Guidi and Dr. Syed Wali Jalalzai, Denver Botanic Gardens – “Soil Design and Mulching Best Practices for Colorado


Kate Hogan, Denver Audubon – “Native Plants for Birds”

Stephen Hornbeck, High Plains Environmental Center – “Foundational Concepts of Native Plant Propagation”

Felicia Brower and Andrea Zimmer, Denver Garden Designs – “Garden Design 101 Workshop”

Danna Liebert, Lisa Olsen, Ayn Schmidt, and Andrea Montoya, Wild Ones – “Native Plant Demonstration Gardens”

Garima Fairfax and Jessie Berta-Thompson of Rocky Mountain Botanic Garden (2021 Public Garden Grant recipient),

Ramona Gaylord (2022 Residential Garden Grant recipient), Madeline Meyer of Red Soil Seeds – Closing Panel: “Native

Garden Charrette”

Register now for this event! We hope to see you there!

The Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference is a collaborative, educational initiative that promotes the

inclusion of native plants in our landscaping to benefit pollinators and songbirds, save water, and restore the beauty and

health of nature in the places we live, work and play. The Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference is brought

to you by the Butterfly Pavilion, Colorado State University Extension and the Colorado Native Plant Master Program®, the

Colorado Native Plant Society, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Wild Ones Front Range Chapter, the High Plains

Environmental Center, and Susan J. Tweit, author and plant ecologist.