The audience was inspired by programs that already exist to engage homeowners providing food and habitat for wildlife, creating beauty, invoking a sense of place and protecting water quality at the same time. Inspiration led to creative thinking and idea-sharing as the summit participants divided themselves into one of three groups: Regulations, Funding & Accountability; Education, Training & Outreach; and Installation, Design & Maintenance to participate in an innovative conversation and listening process known as “Circle Conversations.”
These conversations provided an opportunity for people to really listen to each other’s perspectives. After each conversation, the facilitators led the audience through a process that allowed people to vote for the top three issues discussed, shaping the agenda for the second day and making it truly reflective of the greatest needs of the participants.
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