Conferences & Summits

 

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum provides a nature-rich setting where community leaders, policymakers, practitioners, concerned citizens, and other stakeholders connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors and experts from around the globe. Invested with a strong desire to make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations, we look to expand our knowledge and understanding of today's critical issues that relate to the Arboretum's mission.Through its public conferences, forums and symposiums, the Arboretum is known to bring the latest cutting edge research and thought leaders to address current topics.

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & SUMMITS
Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference
   

Pollinator Summit 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018

   

PAST CONFERENCES & EVENTS
                                                                                   
  2018
   

Schoolyard Gardens Conference 2018

Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference 2018

2017 2016 2015

2017 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2017 Master Gardener State Conference

2017 Pollinator Summit

 

2016 Urban Waters 

2016 Clean Water Summit

2016 Pollinators Summit

2016 Earth Day

2016 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2016 Healthy Foods Summit

2016 Speak

2016 Extension Master Gardener State Conference

2016 Photo Symposium: Conservation Through the Lens with Jim Brandenburg & Michael Monroe

2015 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2015 Earth Day

2015 Pollinator Summit

2015 Clean Water Summit

2015 Shallow Lakes

2015 Extension Master Gardener State Conference

2015 Nature Heals

2015 Spring Expo

2014 2013 2012

2014 Water Wise Workshop

2014 Clean Water Summit

2014 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2014 Urban Ag Summit

2014 Earth Day

2014 Speak!

2014 Pollinators 3

2013 Schoolyard Gardens Conference

2013 Sustainable Agriculture Summit

2013 Healthy Foods Summit

2013 Clean Water Summit

2013 Nature Heals

2013 Photography Symposium

2013 Spring Expo

2012 Green Infrastructure for Clean Water

2012 Healthy Foods Summit

2012 Youth Voices Conference

2012 Photography Symposium

2012 Spring Expo

2012 Journey Through Thyme: 50 Years with the Minnesota Herb Society

 

2011 2010 2009

2011 Green Infrastucture for Clean Water

2011 Healthy Foods Summit

2011 Richard Louv & Nature Principle Conference

2011 Plantcetera

2011 Photography Symposium

2011 Youth Voices Conference

2010 Green Infrastucture for Clean Water

2010 Healthy Foods Summit

2010 Minnesota Transportation

2009 Land Conservation and Clean Water

2009 Eat Yourself Healthy Spring Retreat

2009 Youth Voices

2008    

2008 Hardy Plant Research Symposium

2008 Healthy Development by Design

2008 Climate Change

2008 Nature, Children & Families: A Necessary Connection




 


The Arboretum's role in public policy
Good policy comes from an informed citizenry. Invested with a strong desire to make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations, we look to expand our knowledge and understanding of today's critical issues that relate to our mission. The Arboretum provides a public forum in a nature rich setting where members, community leaders, policymakers, citizens, and other stakeholders connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors and experts from around the globe. Count on the Arboretum to bring you the very best in programs designed to inspire and enrich our engagement with our natural surroundings and the collective community in which we live!


"Very relevant topic! Fabulous speaker in a wonderful setting! Please keep me on your mailing list!" 
-M. Larson, Conference Attendee

"The program was excellent and networking opportunities very rewarding!"
-A. James, Symposium Participant

"A wonderful backdrop for thoughtful reflection, great conversations and encouragement to go forward! 
-M. Robertson, Roundtable Participant


Classes Catalog

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Questions?

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Program Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
          PlantMaker Studio
          Garden Fun Stops
          NaturePlay for Wee Ones

            1-Hour Tram Tour
          Guided Walking Tours

          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Together Programs
          Ages 0-5 with adult
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 5-12 with adult

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Gardening
          Landscape & Design
          Science of Plant Propagation
          Botanical/Floral Design
Pollinators
          Pollinators - Misc
          Beekeeping
          Pollinator Summit 2018
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
FEATURED Gifts from the Garden: Seasonal Make&Take
          Painting & Drawing
          Fiber Arts
          Mixed Media
          Crafts
          Stone Balancing & Ice Sculpture
          Seasonal & Holiday
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine
          Herbs
Home, Health & Beauty

          Home, Health & Beauty

          Herbs
          
Shinrin-yoku
          Book Club
         
Seasonal & Holiday
Nature Appreciation
          Birds
          Trees

          Signature Guided Walks
          1-Hour Tram Tour
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          
Shinrin-yoku


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