Date: February 23 and 24, 2012 Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel 1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico http://g.co/maps/c65r7
The 17th Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference theme “Collaborations for New Solutions” is the thread weaving together new ideas and practical strategies in the interrelated fields of landscape, architecture, agriculture and ecology for more sustainable and vital living and working spaces.
Steven Kress, Dave Gutzler, Daniel Wallach, Catherine Hart, Danielle Pieranunzi, Karlis Viceps, Kathleen Wolf, William deBuys, Judy Mielke, Miguel Santistevan, Nate Downey, and Nan Sterman will be speaking at this event. Complete speaker information at www.xeriscapenm.com
As always the conference will wrap up with an artist. This year chef Clay Chapman of Omaha’s Grey Plume, awarded the title of America’s greenest restaurant, will take the final step from field to fork. Friday evening in an independent dinner event hosted by Los Poblanos Inn ( http:/www.lospoblanos.com/events-calendar/ ), Chef Jonathan Perno will team up with Chef Clay Chapman to prepare a meal fit for the water wise. We invite you to experience the warmth and charm of Los Poblanos Inn, and thank the team there for their collaboration for slow and succulent solutions to winter dining. Water flows through every part of all our lives. Cooperating is how we use water best to sustain and uplift the community. It’s an equal opportunity endeavor. Registration information and information on special conference hotel rates available for attendees staying at the Crowne Plaza is on our website. http://www.xeriscapenm.com
2012 Xeriscape Expo
Date: February 25 and 26, 2012 Location: Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds San Pedro Blvd NE between Central and Lomas http://g.co/maps/m9jpx
For homeowners wanting to improve their gardens and use less water to do it, the Xeriscape Expo includes exhibitors showcasing the latest in water conservation information and products, local food, plants and know-how. Eighteen speakers give practical strategies for better gardens using less water. Event admission is free; on site parking is $5.00 (save by carpooling or riding the bus or your bike).
This year’s speakers include David Salman, Jim Brooks, Richard Perce, Ryan Daniell, Judith Phillips, Cheryl Kent, Nate Downey, Tamara Saimons, Kimberly Selving, Roger Alink, Mark Brotton, George Radnovich, and Ryan Kowal. Complete speaker information at www.xeriscapenm.com
Exhibitors from non-profit and public sector agencies provide free information and the opportunity to speak with water planners, wildlife biologists and rehabilitators, volunteers from other water conservation organizations, and landscape professionals concerned with using water resources wisely. The Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge education van and Garden Railroaders appeal to kids of all ages. Vendors showcase the best in gardening materials including xeric plants and cisterns to catch water for them, pervious paving materials, compost and mulches, and recycled/antique garden furnishings and local foods produced with care for the sustaining aquifers. For details please go to http://www.xeriscapenm.com/xeriscape_conferences/2012/expo.php
All under one roof you can get inspired, get informed and have a great time meeting friends and neighbors who are concerned with using our water wisely. Please join us in getting 2012 off to a productive start!
Location: Street: Crowne Plaza Hotel ( http://g.co/maps/c65r7 ) Additional: 1901 University Blvd NE City: Albuquerque, Province: New Mexico Postal Code: 87102 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)