DWN 2020


Our Next Design With Nature Conference will be on
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm CST
at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?
Gardening in Challenging Times

Exploring what we can do—as gardeners and educators—in our own small corners of the world to nurture, strengthen and sustain the complex and fragile web that connects soil, plants and animals.

Conference Speakers:

Neil Diboll

Prairie Nursery President and Consulting Ecologist
Genetic Diversity of Plant Breeding Stock and Preserving Its Integrity

Alan Branhagen

MN Arboretum Director of Operations
Looking Forward to Livelier Landscapes

Thelma Heidel-Baker
Entomologist, Environmental Educator, Organic Farmer
Diversifying Your Landscape: Creating a Place for Beneficial Insects


Tickets are now on sale! 
Please visit the TICKETS page for more information.
Early-bird registration ends Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Registration closes Saturday, February 15, 2020 or when sold out.

Click HERE for Exhibitor Information.
Click HERE for Partner Information.
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Wild Ones 2020 Design With Nature Conference is produced by Twin Cities Metro chapters of Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes.

Chairs and additional contacts for this year's conference are:

General Information & Tickets
612-293-3833

Conference Chair
Julia Vanatta
612-382-2800

Conference Co-Chair
Holley Wlodarczyk
952-884-1874

Program Chair
Jeremy Mayberg
952-926-1444

Exhibitor Chair
Elaine Larson
612-597-3685

Publicity Chair
Sandra Nussbaum

Conference Location information HERE.

Wild Ones Annual Design With Nature Conference has been growing along with advancement of both the design and practice of naturalized landscapes.
The conference offers insights into topics impacting the native plant movement, always encouraging us to embrace the connection of native plants to the ecological health of our communities.

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a national, not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization founded in 1979.

Wild Ones chapters that meet in the following Minnesota cities:
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Thanks you to all of our speakers, sponsors, partners, exhibitors, volunteers and attendees for making the 2019 conference a successful and inspirational event!