College and University gardens face challenges including student recruitment, ties to campus life, academics, fundraising, and community relations that are all unique among public gardens. Learn from your peers what several university gardens are doing that address these unique challenges. A critical issue facing public gardens is the cultivation and mentoring of our future leaders. We need to positively promote the many benefits of public gardens to the broader community, and more specifically to educators, parents, guidance counselors, career center advisors, and students. Together, we can create leaders who will be our next champions of public gardens. Participants will think in new ways to develop strategies promoting horticulture/public gardens/green spaces with their students, campus community, neighbors, parents, and alumni.
Lunch will be provided.
Departure: Buses load and depart outside the Blue Room Prefunction on the East side of the conference hotel. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to departure time.
Additionally, the Association will not be able to accommodate participants driving their own vehicles to/from offsite locations. All attendees must board the bus at the hotel and return with the group at the scheduled times.