Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Karen Rollet-Crocker to present program on landscaping with native plants at 5:30 p.m. today at her home on Mount Sequoyah

Landscaping with Native Plants

Native plants in a landscape help preserve our Ozark identity, provide food for our birds and insects and are well suited to our soils and climate. Karen Rollet Crocker, recently retired UA professor of landscape architecture, invites us to see how she is using native plants in her home landscape and to hear what she has learned during her years of designing gardens for others, including the native landscape for Compton Gardens and the heritage gardens at Peel Mansion, both in Bentonville.

Crocker’s talk and demonstration on landscaping with native plants is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. at 951 N. Pembroke Road in Fayetteville . The rain date is Tuesday, May 17 at the same time.

Directions: from Mission Blvd (45) go up the hill on Rockwood Trail (.6 mi). At the top turn left on Pembroke and go to the first corner on the left side (west side).

Attendees who want starts of native plants are invited to bring a couple of small pots with soil in which to take them home.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Fayetteville Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee. For information, call 871-7023.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Landscaping with Native Plants
Community Events
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 951 N. Pembroke Road, Fayetteville
Landscape Architecture Professor Karen Rollet Crocker

Contact: Fayetteville Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee
Phone: 479-871-7023

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

11th Annual Meeting of the
American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES)

Hosted by NC State University Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

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We are excited to host the 11th annual American Ecological Engineering Society Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing ideas, information, and experiences among engineers, landscape architects, environmental scientists, natural resource managers, and planners working to improve ecosystem health and global sustainability.

The conference focus this year is Engineering for Ecosystem Services. We expect to have more than 100 presentations and posters focusing on ecological engineering applications in environmental restoration, wastewater and stormwater treatment, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, and sustainable food systems. The program will include invited speakers, roundtable discussions on emerging issues, posters and exhibits, field trips, and many networking opportunities. Student participation is a key element of the conference, with emphasis on design experiences and mentoring for our future ecological engineers.

Who Should Attend wading in a stream

The American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) works to promote the protection and development of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with the natural environment for the benefit of both. Conference participants will include: environmental and ecological scientists, engineers; landscape architects; policy makers and planners; federal, tribal, state, and local government agency personnel; and private interests, environmental consultants, environmental interest groups, and students.

Continuing Education

This conference offers 16.5 PDHs for the 3-day event (5.5 per day) for professional engineers, approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. 8 CEUs have been approved for landscape architects by the NC Board of Landscape Architects; Course # 7696.

Request for Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this meeting, please contact Dr. Greg Jennings (contact information below) or visit the Sponsor/Vendor link.

For More Information, Contact:

Greg Jennings , Professor and Extension Specialist
North Carolina State University
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695-7625
Phone: (919) 606-4790
Email: jenningsenv@gmail.com