This weblog is written by the staff members of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, primarily by Jonah Holland, PR & marketing coordinator. Its purpose is to serve as a voice for the gardening community and to encourage dialogue and conversation about issues important to the gardening world. We welcome your comments as well as your suggestions for topic to discus on this forum.
As part of this dialogue, and in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting a series of four high-profile symposia to continue the conversation. “Gardening in an Era of Climate Change: Is the Sky Really Falling?” (Feb. 4, 5, and 6), kicks off the series addressing sustainable practices in gardening and how horticulture is being transformed by environmental, societal and technological changes in the 21st century. The symposium will address how the impact of individual and institutional choices affects sustainability and the environment
Other symposia include:
April 28- 29, 2009: No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood will focus on the critical role of exposure to nature and outdoor play in early childhood development.
August 4-5, 2009: Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health and Wholeness will explore the transformation of vacant or idle land into green oases — and the transformation of communities through the simple act of gardening.
October 28-29, 2009: Timeless Design in a Sustainable World (Charles F. Gillette Forum) will emphasize the value of landscape design and beautification to our 21st century world.
Plus, we love to have fun at the Garden, and we try to bring a bit of education to everything we do. With the generous support from the Robins Foundation, we are happy to announce these symposia, plus the return of the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit from May 22 – Oct. 11, 2009.