2018 Western to celebrate Plants With Purpose

2018 Western to celebrate Plants With Purpose

The event highlights the improved quality of life plants offer and other benefits, including economic and environmental.

November 14, 2017
Press Release

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association will celebrate Plants With Purpose at the 2018 Western in Kansas City in January. Plants With Purpose will highlight the economic, environmental, and quality of life benefits of plants.

The 2018 Western will kick-off on Wednesday evening at Boulevard Brewing Company and celebrate the many purposes of plants with a video introduction by Dr. Charlie Hall and a series of fast-paced presentations on the benefits of plants. Guests can enjoy unlimited Boulevard beer & KC barbecue compliments of Ball Horticultural Company, Greenleaf Nursery Company and Greenscape Gardens Nursery & Home Nursery.

The 2018 Western education will highlight the many benefits of plants with Rick Darke presenting “The Essential Layers of Living Landscapes” and a “Dynamic, Conservation-based Landscape Design Workshop.” Rebecca Lindenmeyr will present on “Nature Integration – The Future of Design.” Dr. Robert Lyons will present “The Color of the Native Plant Palette: Herbaceous Considerations and Other Related Thoughts.” Roundtable Discussions will include discussions on “Promoting Plants & Their Purposes at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum,” “Designing with Native Plants in Residential Landscapes,” “Native Plant Stewardship Training” and a discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Reithel of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Grow Native! will present an entire track of education.

The 2018 Western will be Jan. 17-19 in Kansas City, Mo. Details at wnla.org.