Monday, January 13, 2020

PA Horticultural Society Gardening For Biodiversity Symposium March 4 In Philadelphia

The PA Horticultural Society invites home gardeners and gardening professionals for a day of learning at the March 4 PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium being held in conjunction with the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Notable speakers will discuss how gardening influences biodiversity and share ways that individuals can help conserve and promote a variety of life in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Speakers will introduce accessible gardening techniques, plant varieties, and citizen science projects for the individual, as well as innovative projects happening in public spaces relating to native plants, pollinators, wildlife, and garden design. 
Speakers come from PHS, as well as a mix of environmental organizations, botanic gardens, nonprofits, government institutions, entrepreneurs, and research firms.
Hear from those promoting biodiversity, including keynote speaker Dr. Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 
Other speakers include Abby Meyer, Executive Director of Botanic Gardens Conservation International-US, Dr. Dennis Whigham, Senior Scientist at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and Nico Wissing and Lodewijk Hoekstra, co-owners of NL Greenlabel, based in the Netherlands.
The Symposium is sponsored by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation USA, in partnership with The Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Washington, DC and the Principality of Monaco.
The full symposium schedule and speaker lineup are being continually updated. Please check back often for new information leading up to the symposium.
The Symposium will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with a reception on the Flower Show floor to follow.
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[Posted: January 13, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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