Celebrating 25 Years
Celebrate 25 Years of Restoring Our Native Landscape the Right Way
Friday, June 21, 2013
1pm til the cows come home*
We will have plenty of good food (picnic style), Jack’s home-brewed beer (Jack did mention that the beer is good), relaxing walks on the prairie and plenty of lively conversation.
Pizzo Native Plant Nursery’s Headquarters
10729 Pine Road
Leland, IL 60531
- All Day Plant sale
- All Day Self Guided Tour of the Prairie
- All Day Ask The Expert Desk
- Home Made Cider, Beer and Roast Pigs
RSVP by June 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, you can learn and gain inspiration from some really cool speakers, including:
Jack MacRae, Naturalist
“Coyotes and Cougars: The Return of Large Predators to Illinois”
Brook McDonald, CEO
“Conservation Easements: The Importance of Protecting Natural Spaces”
Jack Pizzo, CEO
Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.
“Reflections: 25 Years and Growing”
Mike Pubentz, Public Works Director
City of Montgomery
“Lessons Learned Managing Natural Areas”
Kyle Banas, Nursery Manager and Grace Koehler, Sales Manager
Pizzo Native Plant Nursery
Nursery tour highlighting the nursery’s three acre expansion and production processes that have brought this nursery from 300,000 to 1,500,000 units since 2010.
Andy Stahr, Principal
ecology + vision, llc.
Rain Garden & Native Landscape Design Workshop
Andy will give a 10-15 minute presentation on the basics of rain garden and native landscape design, installation and maintenance including keys for appropriate plant selection. This brief talk will be followed by a workshop, where several experienced landscape architects and horticulturalists will float from table to table helping you to design your own garden project. Bring a drawing/map with measurements (such as a plat of survey of your yard or a hand-drawn sketch), an aerial photograph and some color photos of your project site and these professional designers will assist you in locating and sizing your garden, as well as help you develop a successful native planting list for your particular soil & sunlight conditions. You can go home ready to build, as most of the plants suggested will be available for purchase from the Pizzo Native Plant Nursery during the party!
Brian “Fox” Ellis, StoryTeller
“Walking the Prairie: The Botany of John James Audubon Lives”
Dan Weinbach, Principal
Daniel Weinbach & Partners
Dan will be signing copies of his new book “Trees 4 Seasons – A Visual Guide”
*Usually around midnight