The Midwest Landscape Preservation Symposium will be July 10-11 at the Akron Art Museum. It’s presented by the Consortium of Akron/Summit County Historic Properties and is designed to appeal to people with an interest in sustainably preserving properties or neighborhoods.

Sessions include lectures, discussions and tours. Each day costs $50 and sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 10 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11.

Keynote speaker Robin Karson will discuss landscape architect Warren Manning, who was hired by F.A. Seiberling as an environmental planner for Goodyear Heights and for executive homes in Fairlawn Heights.

For a registration form, email Kathie VanDevere at kvandevere@icloud.com; pick up in person at Dayton’s, Graf’s or Suncrest garden centers; or call Hale Farm and Village at 330-666-3711, ext. 1708, or 1720.

Events

• Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners Coffee Chats, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at OSU Extension Office, Medina, 120 W. Washington St., Medina. Barb Brodie presents Tips for Physically Challenged Gardeners. $5. www.go.osu.edu/chats.

• Ohio State University Extension Pond School, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 10, Medina County Park District’s Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township. Learn more about pond management. $30 per family and includes resources. Registration deadline is July 6. http://go.osu.edu/pond.

• Parade of Ponds: Under the Lights Tour, 8:30-10:30 p.m. July 13. Self-guided evening tour of ponds. Booklets are $10 at http://waterxscapes.com/parade-of-ponds/.

• Parade of Ponds: North of Route 224 Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15. Self-guided tour of ponds. Booklets are $10 at http://waterxscapes.com/parade-of-ponds/.

Send information on home and garden events to lsherwin@thebeaconjournal.com.