2014 APLD symposium


Second Annual Designing Green Conference

Permaculture and Storm Water Management

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Location: The Holden Arboretum Warren H. Corning Visitor Center


Time: 9am-4pm


Cost: $85, includes lunch


Register online or by calling 440.602.3833


Association of Professional Landscape Designers

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Ohio Chapter and The Holden Arboretum present the 2014 Designing Green Conference, Permaculture and Storm Water Management.


Based on the Sustainable Sites Initiatives guidelines and the philosophies of APLD, this conference will introduce you to the benefits of sustainable practices. With native plants, storm water management, changing ordinances and sustainable practices now mainstream, this conference will broaden your knowledge and your sales approach for landscapes and habitats of the future.



Registration Deadline is

Friday, Feb. 28.


Program Agenda


8:15-9am Registration and continental breakfast

9-9:30am Clem Hamilton, president and CEO of The Holden Arboretum, will touch upon the Latest Developments of Holden’s New Leaf Master Plan.
9:30-10:15am Connor Stedman is a field ecologist, agroforestry specialist and educator based in western New England and the Hudson Valley.  He holds an master's degree in ecological planning from the University of Vermont and is a lead organizer of the internationally recognized Carbon Farming Course.  Stedman offers consulting and design for multi-productive forest management at AppleSeed Permaculture, including silvopasture, forest understory crops, productive buffers and wildlife habitat. Permaculture Principles: What is Permaculture and How it is Applied.
10:15-10:25am Break
10:25-11:15am Connor Stedman , Permaculture Design and Q&A.
11:15am -noon – Roger Gettig, director of horticulture and conservation at The Holden Arboretum. Combining Horticulture and Conservation.  A discussion of the newly installed and monitored bio-retention cells, their design, construction, and plant selection. Gettig will also discuss Holden’s newest stream restoration project.

Noon-1pm – Box Lunch, a great opportunity to meet and network with other attendees while enjoying a delicious fresh lunch by local caterer, Food For Thought.

Food For Thought
1-1:45pm –Roger Gettig leads a walking tour of the bio-swales and stream restoration project.
1:45-2:25pm – Carol Palansky, Nature’s Way Inc., Runoff/Storm Water Management: Design of Water Conservation. Site study and understanding, how water can be filtered or conserved, and how to put in place with results.
2:25 – 2:35 Break
2:35-3:15pm – Mary Ann Wagner, butterfly enthusiast and educator, The Monarch Butterfly Crisis. Learn about this important pollinator, current updates, and what we can do to help by creating habitat for the monarch’s survival.
3:15-4pm – Bob Kehres, Ohio Prairie Nursery, Exploring the Prairie: Successful Native Grassland Plantings. Defining native grassland and key steps to successful planting and management strategies.


APLD CEU’s – Four credits are offered for this conference.