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Restoring & Renewing Our Urban Landscapes Symposium

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Restoring & Renewing Our Urban Landscapes Symposium

Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD
Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How can we design our landscapes in ways that prevent harm to existing ecosystems AND regenerate the environment? We live in an age when the most effective progress on protecting the environment will likely occur at the local level. Join a broad spectrum of actors from home gardeners to professionals in the horticulture and landscape architecture industries to learn how we can be proactive stewards of our own piece of the pie.

This symposium helps shift the focus beyond sustainability strategies geared towards slowing environmental degradation by emphasizing solutions that heal our damaged urban landscapes. Learn from experts about regenerative landscape design and gardening practices that help restore our ecosystems on both small and large scales. Presentations will also explore how we adapt strategies for climate resiliency aimed at preparing our landscapes to absorb stresses and maintain functionality in the face of future climate change impacts.

About Green Matters                                                                                                                                      

About  Green Matters, an annual symposium sponsored by Brookside Gardens since 2004, concentrates attention on the intersection of horticulture and environmental issues. Environmental stewardship is a core value of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Brookside Gardens’ parent organization. As such, we strive to provide timely information and viable solutions to environmental challenges, because we feel strongly that green does matter.

Registration Information 

Early Bird Fee: $85 p/person until January 12, 2018

Standard Fee:   $99 p/person after January 13, 2018

Register at (Course #40522) or call 301-962-1451.

*Registration includes light breakfast, coffee/tea, and box lunch


For more information, visit


Friends of Brookside Gardens
Montgomery County Parks


Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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(240) 777-5350