Growing and Nurturing a Plant Conservation Program – From Roots to Shoots
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Cultivating Conservation
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 25 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Greenway D-E
Presenter: 
J.T. Manion, Birmingham Botanical Gardens; J.R. Neale, Denver Botanic Gardens; M. Westwood, The Morton Arboretum; J. Cruse-Sanders, Atlanta Botanical Garden; J. Randall, North Carolina Botanical Garden, P.Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Center

Our public gardens are rooted in conservation. Now is an excellent time to grow our efforts to help threatened plants thrive. This session presents methods and principles for building and expanding conservation programs at public gardens, from those just germinating, through some taking root, and on to those already bearing fruit. Our green has always been deep – so who better to help plants survive than our gardens? Public gardens are well positioned to play key roles, even leadership roles, in many conservation efforts.