Laura Stine to discuss landscaping with native plants at USF science seminar

February 8, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Laura Stine, owner of Laura Stine Gardens, will speak about “Benefits of Landscaping with Native Plants,” at noon Feb. 15 at the University of Saint Francis Science Seminar.

Stine’s one-hour session will be in the Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center on the USF campus, 2701 Spring St. The event is free and open to the public.

As highlighted on her website,, Stine has worked in the landscape field for more than 20 years. She incorporates solid design concepts with the best plant choices, allowing her to create garden spaces that provide outstanding function with beautiful visual appeal. Her keen interest in plants has led her to research and design with many plants that are native to our region. These plants not only fit beautifully into the home landscape but also connect our landscapes and gardens to nature in useful and fascinating ways.

Stine has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and a certification in Landscape Technology from Ivy Tech. She is a member of the Indiana Native Plants and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) and enjoys using native plants that create healthy ecosystems while connecting residential landscapes to our native wildlife, including birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.

For more information, contact Dr. Amy Obringer at 260-399-7700, ext. 8210, or

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.