A full-day event, with lunch and closing reception.
An initiative of Landscape Ontario's Landscape Designer Sector Group.
Sessions qualify for OALA Continuing Education Credits.
● $145 for Members and $195 for Non-Members until December 13
● $195 for Members and $275 for Non-Members after December 13
Admission to Congress 2020 Trade Show and Congress 'After Dark' is included with registration. The Congress Conference and other special events are a separate fee.
Join your sector peers and learn about what the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association Designer Group is doing on your behalf, and help shape future initiatives and projects.
presented by: Jen Cuddie | Chair, Landscape Design Sector Group
Choosing plants to incorporate in landscape design can be daunting. After all, there are so many to choose from! Which types will best suit your client’s home, style and environmental conditions? Hear from our panel of plant experts, who will discuss what’s new and hot in plant material for the upcoming year, plus available inventory and native plants. Panelists will also review underused plants. If you are looking for inspiration or new ideas to energize your landscape designs, this is the session you don’t want to miss!
Jennifer Balsdon Ph.D. | North-South Environmental Inc.
Jon L. Peter NPD OAC | Royal Botanical Gardens
Brent Vanderkruk | NVK Holdings Inc.
Stefan Weber | Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance
Through her own experiences, Sabrina shares what she had to learn along the way to find success, deal with stress and take control of her path as a designer and businesswoman.
presented by: Sabrina Goettler | The Site Collective
Creativity is defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creative inspiration is different for everyone; sometimes creativity doesn’t come easy. Panelists have each been invited to share an eight-minute ‘TED Talk’ style presentation on what motivates and inspires them to be creative, and their creative process. A panel discussion with questions from the audience will follow the brief presentations.
Moderator: Jen Cuddie | Chair, Landscape Designer Sector
Paul Brydges, CLD, APALA, ASLA, CNLA, CSLA, OALA, FLP | Brydges Landscape Architecture Inc.
Lexi Dearborn, CLD | Dearborn Designs and Associates
Ron Koudys, BLA, MED, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, RLA (MICHIGAN), CLD | Ron Koudys Landscape Architects
Mike Pennington | Paver King Enterprises
Welwyn Wong, Welwyn Wong Landscape Design
Attendees will move around the room, meet new people and discuss hot topics, providing a more personal and interactive setting for exploring key issues pertaining to landscape designers. Some topics include:
Client management issues
Project management issues
Pests and wildlife in gardens
Landscape lighting design
Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. They provide our birds with insects and berries, that disperse our bloodroot seeds, that pollinate our goldenrod, and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the local food webs that support animal diversity, why our yards and gardens are essential parts of the ecosystems that sustain us, and how we can use our landscapes to connect the isolated habitat fragments around us. It is time to create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them.
presented by: Doug W. Tallamy, Ph.D. | Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware
Enjoy refreshments with colleagues and event partners.
They will be waiting to speak with you in the International Plaza Lobby during the conference.
NVK Holdings Inc
Brent Vanderkruk is a graduate of the University of Guelph Horticulture Program with honours as well as the School of Hard Knocks.Full Bio
Jon L. Peter NPD, OAC
Royal Botanical Gardens
Jon L.Full Bio
The Site Collective Inc
Sabrina Goettler has her own Landscape Design and Project Management Studio.Full Bio
Paul Brydges CLD, APALA, ASLA, CNLA, CSLA, OALA, FLP
Brydges Landscape Architecture Inc
Paul Brydges is the Senior Landscape Architect, and founder of Brydges Landscape Architecture; established in 2004.Full Bio
Lexi Dearborn CLD
Dearborn Designs & Associates
It's Simple | Get People Outside | Have Fun! Lexi Dearborn is owner, principal designer, and project manager of Dearborn Designs & Associates, a Barrie based landscape Design Build firm.Full Bio
Ron Koudys BLA, MED, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, RLA (MICHIGAN), CLD
Ron Koudys Landscape Architects Inc
Ron Koudys retired as professor and coordinator for the Landscape Design program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario after 31 years.Full Bio
Paver King Enterprises
Mike has spent the last 30 years honing his craft and living the #Hardscapelife of long days and short nights and calls Paver King Enterprises his home.Full Bio
Welwyn Wong BLA
Welwyn Wong Landscape Design
Welwyn Wong, has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph.Full Bio
Jennifer Balsdon PhD
North-South Environmental Inc.
A restoration ecologist at North-South Environmental Inc.Full Bio
Douglas W. Tallamy BS, MS, PhD
University of Delaware
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 39 years.Full Bio
Stefan Weber BAS, MSc, PhD ABD
Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance
Stefen Weber is a plant ecologist with a keen interest in native plants and seeds.Full Bio