Greenwich Botanical Center Virtual Lecture: Living Landscapes Inspired by Native Plants

The Greenwich Botanical Center announced that on Nov 17, Steve Conaway, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Horticulture/Wave Hill, will present a virtual lecture: “Living Landscapes Inspired by Native Plants.”

Conaway will share insights from his many years managing land in our town and surrounding communities. Steve developed an early passion for plant science and sustainability working in crop diversity preservation on New England farms. He studied environmental horticulture at the University of New Hampshire where he helped implement the campus-wide composting program.

Conaway pursued an interest in tropical plant science and invasive species on the island of Hawaii, working on farms and later as a visiting scholar for the Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center. Steve studied plant pathology at The Pennsylvania State University where his doctoral dissertation centered on the control of invasive weeds with naturally occurring fungal pathogens. As Conservation and Outreach Director at Greenwich Land Trust, he led educational programming and directed ecological restoration projects on 750 acres of protected open space. Steve currently works as the Associate Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center, focused on the health and beauty of the gardens, greenhouses, and woodlands.

Founded in 1957, the Greenwich Botanical Center is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.

The Greenwich Botanical Center is a membership-based volunteer supported nonprofit 501(c)3 organization offering unique classes, lectures, workshops, nature-based enrichment programs, and field trips that provide leading edge horticultural information as well as conservation best practices.

The Greenwich Botanical Center is located at 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06870