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

People Pollinating for Crop Diversity: Collective Action across Food, Agriculture, and Garden Networks
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Collecting and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: 
Executive Room
Presenter: 
D. Dotson, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, District of Columbia; S. Krishnan, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; J. Kuehny, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; P. Crane, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, Virginia
Pre-Registration Required: 
No

An unprecedented collaboration between the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, the American Public Gardens Association, and the World Food Prize Foundation brought together the public garden world and the agro-ecosystem research community at a Food and Agriculture Community symposium in April in Des Moines, Iowa. The symposium and associated initiatives capitalized on the growing collective network between public gardens and the agro-ecosystem communities to significantly enhance the value of agricultural and horticultural research and education across the United States and North America. This session opened the way for member gardens interested in taking food and agriculture educational programming and exhibits to a higher level with the input of cutting edge science.