Join regional native plant experts and enthusiasts for a Q&A Workshop about planning your native garden. Get tips on how to lay out your garden, where to source plants, what to plant and when, and more!Register Here
Speakers: Scott Moss (moderator), Christine Favilla, Charlie Pitts, Sarah Vogt and Trevor Bennett
Scott Moss – Coordinator of Restoration Ecology at Lewis and Clark Community College.
MS in Biology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Experience with restoration, management, and native plant landscaping / sustainable landscapes.
Charlie Pitts – B.S. University of Kansas
Master Naturalist; volunteers with multiple organizations in Illinois and Missouri. Advisor to St Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home service, and team member on the development of O’Fallon Garden Club’s Pollinator garden used to showcase how native plants fit into home landscapes.
Christine Favilla – Sierra Club; Three River Project Coordinator
Co-founder of Community Cultivators; involved in many native planting projects including Hellrung Park Alton YWCA, Alton Middle School, and the butterfly garden at LA Vista park in Godfrey. Designed, planted, and maintains a certified Monarch Waystation at her home in Alton. Focused on educating the community on native plants for pollinators and food, sustainable landscapes, and integrating edibles into the landscape.
Sarah Vogt – Conservation Manager for HeartLands Conservancy
Sarah has a passion for natural areas and native plants. With a background in natural resources, Sarah manages HLC’s natural area stewardship and invasive species removal programs. She creates maps, works on bicycle and pedestrian plans, and manages other projects.
Trevor Bennett – A project ecologist for DJM Ecological and the inventory manager for Pure Air Natives out of St. Louis, MO. During the summer months he is involved timber inventory and FQA’s as an ISA certified arborist and cruiser for the USFS. During the winter he assumes the role with Pure Air, planning and executing the harvest of their native crops from wild sources and production areas. Trevor facilitate the creation of finished products as the head of seed cleaning and testing. Trevor currently serving as the Vice President of the Missouri Native Seed Association.
Photo above by Scott Woodbury