Living Landscapes: A Native Plant Conference, Featuring Doug Tallamy

Native Plants Green RoofJoin Grace Koehler from Pizzo Native Plant Nursery at the West Cook Wild Ones’ Living Landscapes: Native Garden Conference on May 17th! Grace will be hosting a workshop on green roof systems as a storm water management tool while highlighting successful native plant selections as alternatives to sedum and conventional perennials.

The keynote speaker is Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home” and co-author of “The Living Landscape”.

The Path Less Traveled (Turf Magazine)

2014-turfmag-path-less-traveled“Jack Pizzo doesn’t want to be regarded as your typical “landscaper.” Nor does he claim to be a visionary. But a growing number of clients are convinced he is pointing the industry in a better direction in terms of working with the environment..

Pizzo’s first steps into professional landscaping began typically. He started down the conventional path of landscaping after earning a degree in ornamental horticulture. However, he says he frequently felt the industry was not in tune with the environment. It wasn’t until he worked with a client who wanted wildflowers returned to his woods that he realized he wanted to go in a different direction than most in the industry…” Read more at Turf Magazine.