American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

#Future Green Collar: Engaging Young People with Careers in Horticulture
Event Type: 
Education and Communication
Date / Time: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Palladian Ballroom
S. Cathcart, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; S. Capley, New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana; K. Masuda, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia; S. Wagner, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; S. Yoder, Seed Your Future, Martinsville, Indiana; D. Render, Trees Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Pre-Registration Required: 

How can public gardens reach out to young people and engage them with careers that include horticulture and plant science, to ensure the future of their workforce and skills succession? How can this work be transferred into activity with the partners—specifically public gardens? This session will explore examples from Seed Your Future, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Trees Atlanta, Morton Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and New Orleans Botanical Garden to discuss how gardens can begin to weave career exploration into its programming. Participants will be inspired to incorporate information on horticultural careers into existing and new programs for young people.


This session is approved for 1.5 ISA credit hours.