Garden Visions 2022 – A Virtual Winter Gardening Conference

Date(s) - 01/29/2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Garden Visions 2022: A Virtual Winter Gardening Conference

Northcentral Technical College

Saturday, January 29th, 8:15 am – 12 pm

Location: Virtual Conference

Cost: $5 per person

Registration and information with links on the conference day can be obtained through

This half-day virtual winter gardening conference includes the following speakers:

Leigh Presley

Leigh has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and master’s in Agriculture & Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University. Leigh has worked in in the fields of agriculture and horticulture throughout her professional career, most recently in Racine & Kenosha Counties as an Agriculture Educator with the University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension. As the owner of Clearview Nursery in Weston, WI, Leigh hopes to make gardening approachable to everyone. Her talk today will focus on landscaping with edible and pollinator friendly plants. She will share creative ideas and tips for garden design which is not only beautiful but that you can enjoy and eat from!


Paula Westmoreland

Paula Westmoreland is an agroecologist, permaculture designer, teacher, and writer. She is founder, co-owner and a designer at Ecological Design. Paula is passionate about bringing the land back to life, laying the foundation for abundance, and finding pathways for people to reconnect to the land in a regenerative relationship.  Over the last 20 years she has designed and helped transition hundreds of places including regenerative agriculture farms, public spaces, campuses, urban farms, homesteads, and backyards. Her talk today will be on Designing Plant Communities: focusing on combining plants into resilient communities so they flourish together and help the environment.


Lisa Johnson

Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Communication. She has 8 years of experience in the horticulture industry and has been a Dane County Horticulture Educator since 2004. She is an engaging and sought-after speaker and a well published writer in addition to a talented folk singer. Today she will be discussing landscaping with various grasses and sedges that will thrive in our midwestern climate.

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