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

Rapid-Fire Presentations: Diversity
Event Type: 
Special Session
Date / Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Diplomat Ballroom
Pre-Registration Required: 

Hear stories that embrace the theme of “Thriving Together: Diversity Grows Gardens." The Rapid-Fire Presentations will consist of 15 slides delivered in 5 minutes. All proposals for a rapid-fire presentation must utilize the theme of “Diversity Grows Gardens." Presenters will share stories of a project or collaboration that exceeded expectations. This opportunity will be presented by Institutional and Student members of the Association only.

Anyone is welcome to attend!



15 Jardines Mexicanos en 5 Minutos        
Presenter: N. Gerlowski, Vallarta Botanical Garden, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Advancing Careers for Youth through Collaboration and Programming at the Morris Arboretum
Presenter: L. Dinsmore, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Canadian Heritage Educator—Connecting Garden Visitors with Indigenous Plants and People
Presenter: G .Drake, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Canada

Diverse Interpretation: Growing Gardens with Engagement     
Presenter: E. Lourie, Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, Washington, District of Columbia

Diversity and Discovery in the Garden: An Evidence-Based Curriculum to Spark Curiosity, Wonder, and Inquiry
Presenter: M. Zittel, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota

Diversity in Plants and People at Lurie Garden   
Presenter: Y. Guillen, Lurie Garden, Chicago, Illinois

Enhancing Equity with a Cooperative Garden     
Presenter: D. Lanza, Morris County Parks Commission, Morristown, New Jersey

Growing with a Diverse Urban Community: Green Spring Gardens    
Presenter: M. Wall, Green Spring Gardens, Fairfax, Virginia

If You Build It They Will Come: Attracting the Next Generation of Garden Enthusiasts
Presenter: R. Hayden, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, California

Kids in the Garden: Growing Diverse Audiences
Presenter: R. Singer, Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, Washington, District of Columbia

Scarecrow Stroll: Diversify Your Audience through a Time-Honored Tradition         
Presenter: E. Dickey, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, Idaho

Unearthing Madison's Landscape 
Presenter: A. Whalley, James Madison’s Montpelier, Orange, Virginia