The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 21, 2013

Native plant conference scheduled

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Anyone who wants to know the latest information regarding native plant materials should make plans to attend the Native Plant Materials Conference slated Oct. 10 on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.

The conference is sponsored by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and The Botanic Garden at OSU. The conference will take place at the Wes Watkins Center.

“We have a great conference planned and we’re offering participants the opportunity to take home a lot of valuable information,” said Mike Schnelle, OSU Cooperative Extension ornamental floriculture specialist.

“The informational workshops are geared toward industry specialists such as landscapers, nursery personnel, greenhouse growers and master gardeners, as well as individuals who are gardening hobbyists,” he said.

“You don’t have to be a horticultural professional to attend the conference.”

Early registration is $85 and must be postmarked by Sept. 30. Members of The Botanic Garden at OSU, Extension educators, Master Gardeners, Linnaeus Gardeners and students may register early for $60.

All registration will be $130 after Sept. 30. Lunch is included in the registration fee.

To register for the conference, contact Stephanie Larimer at (405) 744-5404, or email her at

Online registration is available at Click on the “Horticulture Landscape” Store and then select “Conference Registration.”