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Leaf Lore: Daylily
April 4, 2000
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Where Ecology Meets Economy: 2013
September 20, 2000

Where Ecology Meets Economy

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Where Ecology Meets Economy

The Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc. (SEWISC) and Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.™ are pleased to present a ground-breaking day of educational sessions that bring together Green Industry Professionals (nurseries, landscape architects, arborists, contractors) and Land Management Professionals (restorationists, natural area managers, environmental educators, conservationists).

This forum is designed to create dialogue between Green Industry Professionals and Land Management Professionals. The meeting initiates the sharing of experiences and development of working relationships that leads to creating business opportunities that will help improve the state of our ecological communities. Where Ecology Meets Economy!

Topics and speakers from previous seasons:


No event was held in 2018, but plans have already begun for a 2019 event. Please sign up for the Johnson's Nursery Wholesale emails or SEWISC emails to be notified when details for the 2019 event have been finalized.


Season 5

September 2017
Theme: Restoration

NEW: We Energies Foundation becomes event co-sponsor. The fifth event featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including Steven Apfelbaum, Timothy Ehlinger, and Aaron Feggestad, and for the panel discussion added special guests Lisa J. Reas and Alice Thompson.

We apologize but no write-up was completed for this event.


Season 4

September 2016
Theme: Pollinators

NEW: Continuing Education Units are now being offered to attendees! The fourth event featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including Elizabeth Meils, Mike Murray, Tim Power, and Andy Stahr, and for the panel discussion added special guests Mic Armstrong, Mike Marek, and Christa Wollenzien.

We apologize but no write-up was completed for this event.


Season 3

September 2015
Getting personal with the land

The third event featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including Curt Meine, Darrel Apps, Kelly Kearns, Matt Millen, and Roy Diblik, and for the panel discussion added special guest Christa Wollenzien.


Season 2

September 2014
Cultivation, invasion, ecotypes and nativars

The second event featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including Neil Diboll, Kurt Dreisilker, Kelly Schultz, and Michael Yanny, and for the panel discussion added special guests John Gall and Tom Buechel.


Season 1

September 2013
Survival of the fittest - work together or go broke

The inaugural event featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including Mike Yanny, Steve McCarthy, Brent McCown, and Brian Russart, and for the panel discussion added special guests James Reinartz and George Radtke.