Public Gardens as Agents of Social Empowerment
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Education & Science
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 09 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Location: 
Raphael/Michelangelo
Presenter: 
R. Humphrey, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia; J.M. Hart, Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Littleton, Colorado; J. Schwarz Ballard, E. Fournier, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois; D. Rakow, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; L. Gottesman, A. Bar-Yoseph, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel.

Connect with the communities you serve to create a better future for us all. Learn how some gardens have worked collaboratively to develop programs the serve both environmental and social goals. Then use the tools of asset-based community development to start identifying the overlap between garden and community expertise. You’ll leave the session ready to start, or enhance, the conversation with new and existing audiences.