2019 Bailey Conference


Morning Keynote Speaker - David Milarch, Co-Founder Ancient Trees Archives

David Milarch leads Archangel Ancient Tree Archive to continue working towards his vision of replanting the earth with the genetics of the world’s remaining ancient forests.


He is a third generation nurseryman with over 40 years of experience in propagation and reforestation. He has been awarded the following honors; Detroit News Michiganian of the Year, Grant Thornton Leader and Innovator Award, Garden Clubs of America Distinguished Service Award, Traverse the Magazine Person of the Year, National Daughters of the American Revolution National Conservation Medal, the National Garden Clubs Award of Excellence for Conservation, Biography Magazine’s Hero Award, and the Garden Clubs of America-Zone X Highest Award for Conservation.


John Linstrom and John Stempien - Editors of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardner's Companion: Essential Writings

Conrad Kaufman - Artist

Judy and Jerry Bohl - Clean Water for the World

Charles Mehne and Alex Mehne - Wetlands

Research Cybelle Shattuck - Environmental Sustainability

Phyllis Higman - Biodiversity

Doug Pearsall - Climate Change

Republic Services - Where Your Recycling Goes

Anne Long - Liberty Hyde Bailey

Beth Clawson - Native Plants and Septics

Bill Westrate - Insects and Biology of SW Michigan

Event Date: 10/5/2019
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
South Haven High School
600 Elkenburg Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Contact: 269-637-3251