Our Program Structure (Schedule Below)

Meetings are free for all Design Network members
and  first time guests who are considering
membership in The Design Network.  Non-
members may also attend select meetings for a
$10 fee.

Meeting times unless otherwise stated, are as
   -Typically the fourth Tuesday of the month
   -6:30pm: snacks and socializing
   -7:00pm: Guest speaker presentation, one to two
    hour presentation, so we can benefit from their

Design Network business meeting follows, if
needed and time allows, along with more
networking, of course!

Meeting details are provided on the Design
Network website and in the e-newsletter

For your convenience, we send an e-mail
reminder the week before each meeting.

Please RSVP for each meeting and let us know
whether or not you are coming! This provides us a
list of members to call if we need to cancel. If you
do not RSVP, we suggest checking your email for
possible changes before each meeting. This will
help us plan and execute the best possible
programs for your enjoyment.



Women Committed to the Green Industry of Northeast Ohio
Upcoming Events
Jump Start Your Spring
April 2, 2016
Featuring Bill Hendricks
President of Klyn Nurseries, Perry, OH
“Notable Natives – Top Choices for Award
Landscapes” &
“Color Your Garden with Foliage”

Also Featuring Kathleen Gips
“Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance & Fitness”
Stay well from the Smell!

Please click here for more information

Last Month's Program:
Addressing the Invasive Plants Issue
Mark Gilson, owner of Gilson Gardens
Saturday February 20, 2016 10:00am
Potluck Lunch
RSVP below for location

Nurseries, Natives and Invasives:  ‘The history
of invasive plants in the Midwest, the impact of
nurseries and the importance of native plants
Mark operates a nursery specializing in perennials
and ground covers in Perry, Ohio.  In 2008 Mark was
elected to the board of the Ohio Invasive Plants
Council as a representative of the green industry.  In
addition, during that time as OIPC board member,
Mark spent two years on the board of directors of the
Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association and fostered
a collaboration between the two groups.  As an official
go-between,  Mark represented industry interests
during the development of an invasive plant
assessment protocol for Ohio.   Mark remains an
advocate for natural areas and the ecological
community in Ohio and the Midwest, as well as a
strong voice for horticultural interests.

After Potluck Lunch:  Leslie Scott will
demonstrate Noteshelf  and Carol Palansky will
demonstrate Tracing Paper and Sketchbook Pro,
all apps for tablets that provide quick design
sketches.  Bring your tablets.... if you use one!

This meeting will be held at the home of Leslie
Scott.  Please RSVP to
Hillary Henry by Tuesday
February 16, 2016.  
Stay tuned for more great gatherings and tours
through out the warmer months.
Thank You
Without your support, we could not exist
and provide continuing education!
Creativity from our annual holiday party!