WHO: Friends of Hilltop Arboretum

WHAT: The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

WHERE: THE NEW LSU Design Auditorium. 302 Field House Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

WHEN: Saturday, January 16th, 2016. 8:30am - 12pm

COST: $50 members, $65 non-members, and $5 students with ID

CEU CREDIT: 4 credits for Landscape Architects


Schedule of Events:
8:30-9am     Registration
9-12pm         Program

Rick Darke
 is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. Darke served on the staff of Longwood Gardens for twenty years, and in 1998 he received the Scientific Award of the American Horticultural Society. His work has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Darke has studied North American plants in their habitats for over three decades, and his research and lectures have taken him to Africa, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, and northern Europe. His books include The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home GardenThe Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable LandscapesThe American Woodland Garden, and In Harmony with Nature.

Doug Tallamy is professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, where he has written more than 80 research articles and has taught insect taxonomy, insect ecology, and behavioral ecology. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. Doug won the Silver medal from the Garden Writer’s Association for his book Bringing Nature Home.