Claudia West reveals the future of planting design in an inspiring presentation about a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities.  You will learn how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful and diverse.

As always you will have time to enjoy the Hodge Podge Volunteers hospitality offerings, plants Claudia will discuss during her presentation, book and gift shop sales at 8:15-9:00am, at the mid-morning break, and after the program until 2:00pm.  Claudia will be available to sign copies of her new book published by Timber Press you can purchase the day of the symposium.

Another special treat you can look forward to from our volunteers are tastings from their new cookbook “Passalong Recipes from the Podge – Digging Deeper” hot off the press and ready for you to purchase.  This cookbook is the second to be undertaken and published by our volunteers and has been in the works for over two years.  The recipes are all tested and delicious!

It pays to be an Early Bird!

Register by January 5, 2018 for savings.

EARLY REGISTRATIONS: $55 (Members), $70 (Non-Members) and $20 (Students).

LATE REGISTRATIONS: $65 (Members), $80 (Non-Members) and $30 (Students).

A ticket to the symposium is a great holiday gift for the gardeners in your family!

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"Garden Design for Living" Symposium
Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103)

The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is hosting a symposium, "Garden Design for Living," held in conjunction with The Cultural Landscape Foundation's traveling exhibition, The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden, on display in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery through December 9, 2016.

Symposium events include a keynote address from Eric Groft, principal of Oehme, van Sweden, followed by alumni practitioner presentations and a tour of The New American Garden exhibition. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

The symposium and exhibition are free and open to the public. Attendees of the conference may claim six hours of continuing education credits for landscape architects.

RSVP to Catherine Allin at callin1@lsu.edu or 225-578-1434.

Click here for more information about the symposium.

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