Professional Development Programs and Symposia
APGA Professional Section Symposia:
Building Life-long Investment in Your Garden
Volunteer Engagement Symposium
October 5-7, 2015 I Wisconsin
The North American Christopher Lloyd Scholarship
Applications must be submitted by 30th December 2014 (Applicants must be US citizens)
The 26th Annual Winter Landscape Design Conference
Evolving Strategies for Evolving Landscapes
January 8-9, 2015
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA (near Philadelphia)
To work with the land today means dealing with dramatic change. Factors from landscape fragmentation to accidental species introductions have made it difficult to establish resilient plant communities. Yet increased interest in ecology, landscape performance, and natural aesthetics has created a significant need to establish these landscapes successfully and consistently. This two-day conference will explore how to interact with the complex, evolving realities of today’s landscapes and those of the future.
CEUs available for landscape architects, APLD members, and horticulturists.
For a complete brochure, call 215-247-5777, ext. 125 or go to online.morrisarboretum.org/LDS.
The GCA Desert Studies Award
The GCA Desert Studies Award, established in 2006 by the Garden Club of America to further botany, environmental science, horticulture and landscape design relating to the arid landscape, is administered at the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG). Preference will be given to applicants wishing to gain practical field experience—planning and design for sustainability, rainwater harvesting and plant management, etc. – through structured internships at public botanical gardens and arboreta.
Deadline: January 15, 2015
More information can be found on the Desert Botanical Garden website here: www.dbg.org/education-programs/scholarships
For questions, please email Kenny Zelov, Assistant Horticulture Director at DBG at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden Tourism ConferenceGardens & Tourism: Making a Difference
March 16, 17, & 18, 2015 in Toronto, CanadaConference opening keynote speaker, Richard Benfield, author of Garden Tourism and President of the International Garden Tourism Network, will provide insights about how Gardens are making a difference in the world of Tourism. From start to finish this Conference jam-packed with “Making a Difference” presentations from Canadian, American, and International speakers will send you home informed, energized, networked, and raring to implement new strategies just in time for the 2015 garden season.
REGISTER HERE: www.horttrades.com/garden-tourism-conference-2015-online-registration
(Special registration pricing available for APGA members!)
For more details, visit www.gardentourismconference.com or contact Carol Cowan at email@example.com.
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens