Photo: Bill Hecht

9th Annual Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium​

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium​ to be held March 10 & 11, 2017 at Cinemapolis in Ithaca.

The Land Trust has teamed up with organizers of the event to offer a year-long membership in the Finger Lakes Land Trust to new members who register for the 2-day event; current FLLT members receive $35 off the 2-day registration fee.  You must register for the whole event to qualify.

Photo: Pete Wiedmann

Photo: Pete Wiedmann

The event, titled Landscape Fundamentals in a Changing World, is open to the public, and is intended for anyone with an interest in native plants and their use in the landscape—from experts to amateurs, professors to students, practitioners to homeowners/landowners.  The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium (INLS) has grown to be one of the largest and most wide-reaching of its kind in the Eastern US, and was founded 9 years ago by Ithacans Dan Segal of The Plantsmen Nursery and Rick Manning, Landscape Architect.  Ten speakers from the northeast will present over two days, on native plant topics ranging from design challenges, availability, installation, the nursery industry, plant selection, pollinators, created habitat, natural habitat and more.

To register now and view full event details visit

Use the following codes when registering to receive FLLT membership benefits:

For new FLLT members: FLLTMBRSHP—Friday and Saturday registration – total cost $205

For current members: FLLTGROUP—Friday and Saturday registration with discount – total cost $170

Highlights of the event include: a film screening by keynote speaker Catherine Zimmerman—an award-winning director of photography working primarily on education and environmental issues, innovative topics such as climate adaptive landscape design, a discussion on geese and long term landscape issues at Stewart Park in Ithaca, as well as presentations on invasive species in NY State and more.