Civic Horticulture Conference - Philadelphia
Friday, May 17 - 8am to 5pm
The Civic Horticulture conference will examine Philadelphia’s use of horticulture and what that portends for the future of the city and in other cities. We will examine issues through multiple lenses – health/lifestyle, environment, economy and sense of place – but this conference is unique in putting plants first as a tool for developing holistic stewardship criteria.
Leading experts and practitioners including Elena Brescia, Raymond Jungles, Mia Lehrer, Keith McPeters, Matthew Urbanski, Susan K. Weiler, Henry White III, Peter Wirtz and Thomas Woltz trace the evolution of horticulture’s role in creating healthy, vibrant cities in the post-Earth Day era.
The conference offers 6 hours of Landscape Architecture Continuing Education credit.
Thursday, May 16 - 6 to 8pm
Get a first look at this year's Pop Up Gardens, temporary sites created from re-used elements of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's renown Philadelphia Flower Show that transform Center City Philadelphia's vacant spaces into edenic escapes. PHS' annual forray into botanical alchemy has become one of the city's most anticipated events, and a great opportunity to hear from their knowledgable staff and partners. Join us for some drinks and snacks, and an entertaining excursion into landscape reincarnation.
Friday, May 17 - 6 to 8pm
Please join TCLF and PHS after the Civic Horticulture conference at the Philadelphia studio of OLIN to mingle with conference speakers and attendees, meet senior partners and staff, and see what's on the boards.
OLIN, with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, is known for creating iconic and vibrant landscapes that have shaped Philadelphia, including the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, Independence Mall and Logan Square, along with significant projects across the country. You won't be bored.
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