"Conscientious Neglect: Landscaping With Local Native Plants"
Speaker/Guide: Ken Parker
Project Director for the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation.
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall
Learn ecologically sound solutions for gardeners through the cultivation of hardy North American flora that thrive without intervention. Ken Parker, a dynamic speaker, will provide an introduction to the culinary, medicinal and spiritual uses of local native plants, a perfect lunchtime treat!
Ken Parker an indigenous horticulturalist with strong ties to Mother Earth and Native cultures. A New York State Certified Nursery Landscape Professional (CNLP), Ken has spent decades devoted to growing and promoting indigenous plants of North America to thousands of Natives and non-Natives. As a Seneca native, he is committed to preserving Native North American culture by promoting the use of Native plants from a pure perspective. His speaking engagements include the Mohawks of St. Regis, NY; the Shinnecock of Long Island, NY; the Iroquois of the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in Ontario, Canada; the Seminoles of Florida; the Pueblos of New Mexico; the Intertribal Native Nursery Council and U.S. Forest Service.