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Register NOW for…

27th Annual
Native Landscaping Seminar
"Teaming with Nature"

Saturday, February 16, 2019
(NOTE - New weekend than previous years)
8:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

McHenry County College, Luecht Conference Center
8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL

Register now for our 27th annual event with presentations on natural landscaping using native plants in the garden, their benefits, aesthetics, strategies for use, and support of wildlife.

This year's line up features:

“The Overlooked Splendor of Ants; Restoration Ecology and Ant Biology”
—Sean Menke, PhD Associate Professor of Biology, Lake Forest College

“The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden”
—Roy Diblik Plant Expert, Landscape Designer, Speaker, Author

“Illinois Wildflowers for the Home Garden”
—Chris Benda Botanist, Naturalist, Photographer, Author, Teacher

“Monarchs: Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect” A conservation biologist ponders moving beyond the documentation of declines. —Karen S. Oberhauser, PhD Director, Arboretum; Professor, Dept. of Entomology UW-Madison

We will also have exhibits for natural gardening services, products, garden art and books.

Register by February 2 and save! Download the form.

(Wish to exhibit? See our Vendor Guide for details)

Ongoing and Growing...

Garden Mapping Project

The WPPC established the Garden Mapping Project, to further Doug Tallamy's goal of creating habitat corridors. We hope it inspires you to add your garden, large or small, to the map. Learn more about the project and see how many sites are near you...

About Us

The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to:

There are a number of programs that we put on annually to promote these ideals.
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