American Public Gardens Association Conference 2018

Southern California

June 4-8, 2018

Exploring the Role of Vegetable Gardens at Public Gardens
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 07 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2
D. Mattern, Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania; J. Duverney-Gaspar, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York; L. Hilgenberg, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; P. Cornett, E. Gould, Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia

This session aims to showcase the diverse ways vegetable gardens at various institutions address important subjects such as education, ornamental display, food production, community outreach, and even climate change. Speakers from various gardens will discuss their approach to vegetable gardening and how they tailor their programs to their own situations. Participants will learn how their organization can revise or incorporate vegetable gardens and glean ideas from our speakers.