Climate Change & Resilience: How Public Gardens Respond/Adapt to Severe Weather & Environmental Conditions
Event Type: 
Climate Change & Sustainability
Date / Time: 
Fri June, 10 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
D. Meyer, The Portico Group, Seattle, Washington; D.R. Brown, Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc., La Canada Flintridge, California; J. Kuehny, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; K. Winter, Limahuli Garden and Preserve, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalaheo, Hawaii.

Directors from Descanso Gardens in southern California, Burden Museum and Gardens in Louisiana, and the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii are confronting drought, hurricanes and rising sea levels as ongoing concerns. In this session, hear their creative approaches to preserving their gardens’ relevance and sustainability. The session will address their tools for resilience, coordinating natural and economic resources, developing new research and education programs, redefining collections for immediate and long-term success, and aligning community interests with change.

This session has been approved for 1.5 LACES Credit Hours.