Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Barelman 2024

Stephanie Barelman

Stephanie Barelman, sponsored by Loess Hills Wild Ones, is set to deliver a captivating presentation titled "The New Midwestern Cottage Garden - How the Heartland of America Can Redefine Whimsical Gardenscapes with Native Plants." As the host and content creator of the Plant Native Nebraska podcast, Stephanie is deeply committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping. Her influence extends further as the founder of the Bellevue Native Plant Society, established in 2019, and through her role as a freelance pollinator landscapes designer. Stephanie's dedication to environmental causes is evident in her position as a board member of the Nebraska non-profit Green Bellevue. In addition to her podcast and advocacy work, she imparts her knowledge by teaching classes focused on sustainable suburban landscapes and plant biodiversity in Omaha. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Stephanie Barelman is sure to inspire and educate audiences on the beauty and importance of incorporating native plants into Midwestern gardens.