EVENT: 5/17/2013 Civic Horticulture Conference in Philly

What: The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society are hosting Civic Horticulture

When: Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of the Arts, Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium: 401 South Broad Street (corner of Broad & Pine St) in Philadelphia, PA

For Whom: This should be of interest to urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects, Philadelphia fanatics, park goers, or anyone else who loves plants

Price: $75-$135 (Some discounts are available)

From the conference registration website:

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.


  • 8:00-9:00am Registration
  • 9:00-9:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 9:30-10:00am Setting the Stage: History and Issues – David Brownlee
  • 10:00-11:45am Panel 1: The Street
    Moderator: Harris Steinberg, FAIA
    Speakers: Raymond Jungles, FASLA, Matthew Urbanski, and Henry M. White, III
  • 11:45–1:00pm LUNCH (On your own)
  • 1:00-2:45pm Panel 2: The Productive Garden
    Moderator: James F. Lima
    Speakers: Elena Brescia, RLA, Mia Lehrer, FASLA and Thomas Woltz, RLA,FASLA
  • 2:45–3:05pm BREAK
  • 3:05–4:50pm Panel 3: Parks and Plazas
    Moderator: Eric Kramer
    Speakers: Keith McPeters, Susan K. Weiler, RLA, FASLA, and Peter Wirtz
  • 4:50-5:00pm Closing Remarks

There are also a pre-conference reception on Thursday and a post-conference reception on Saturday

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