The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate, inspire, and motivate gardeners everywhere to become not only good stewards of the environment, but also to actively engage in working with plants and nature and appreciate the unique opportunities that horticulture can provide. One of the many ways AHS helps cultivate interest in horticulture is to hold an annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium to educate formal and informal educators on best practices and methods for engaging children & youth in the garden, and to promote positive environmental values. The Symposium has proven highly successful over the past 21 years and has provided expert instruction and inspiration to attendees from all over the United States.
This year’s symposium will be held in Denver, CO from July 11-13, and we anticipate over 50 educational sessions to be held during the event, covering a wide range of topics, including: curriculum, horticultural therapy, literature, entrepreneurship, policy, and many more.
Whether you are a garden designer, formal or informal educator, youth gardening advocate or enthusiast, you will surely gather a variety of tangible tools to assist you in your garden-based educational efforts and make wonderful connections from all across the country.
Registration opens in mid-March. Visit www.ahs.org/ncygs for additional information and registration.