Suffering from a bad case of winter garden-deprivation and hankering to hang out with some of the coolest hort people in the U.S., I'll be trucking down to Richmond for an awesome-looking event. Y'all come, too!
WHAT: "Gardening in the Era of Climate Change" Symposium. Here's the agenda [pdf].
- Rant Contributor/lively speaker Allan Armitage on the confusing landscape of consumer preferences and industry trends
- Outrageous garden writer/photographer/raconteur Felder Rushing on how to get more people hooked on gardening and the current challenges facing gardeners and pros
- Lots more experts on soil, urban trees, living roofs, woody landscape plants, natural hydrology, etc. Great stuff for gardeners and geeks alike.
WHEN: Feb 4-6 (I'll be there Feb 4 and 5)
WHERE: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA
COST: Only $40/day – a bargain.
A WHOLE YEAR OF THIS STUFF
And to celebrate their 25th year, look what else they have coming up this year:
- In February, Urban Trees
- In April, No Child Left Inside
- In August, Urban Gardening for Health and Wholeness
- In October, Sustainable Design
WHAT ELSE, NEAR YOU?
Public gardens and Master Gardener groups everywhere are offering terrific events teaching good gardening to beginners and old hands alike, and I want to help fill 'em up. Send me links to winter educational opportunities and I'll post 'em here on the Rant.