|Green Industry Intern Field Day BBQ Celebration & Networking at event's conclusion, photo courtesy NYBG|
Tri-state - or “road-warrior” horticultural interns are invited to attend the New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) School of Professional Horticulture for its Fourth Annual NYC-Area Green Industry Intern Field Day on Wednesday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to dusk.
This free annual event for horticultural interns features remarks from top horticulturists and garden designers, the chance to visit The New York Botanical Garden's outdoor plant collections, and speak with horticultural curators, participate in a challenging but fun plant ID contest, a BBQ, plus perhaps most importantly, the time to network and create industry contacts with the pros, along with more than a hundred attendees. Here, interns discover career avenues and opportunities that many didn't know existed or was possible. If you can dream it in horticulture, working with plants; you can do it…Learn how.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Check-In and On-Site Registration, Ross Gallery
Self-guided viewing of exhibition Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
Lunch On Your Own (Pine Tree Café is open all afternoon, or venture to nearby Arthur Avenue for some unforgettable Italian fare, or bring your own)
Presentations in Ross Hall by Charles M. Yurgalevitch, Ken Druse, Karen Washington, and Quill Teal-Sullivan
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Visit with NYBG Horticulture Curators at: Native Plant Garden, Thain Family Forest, and Azalea Garden
Plant ID Contest
Visit with NYBG Horticulture Curators at: The Judy and Michael Steinhardt Maple Collection and The Burn Family Lilac Collection
Plant ID Contest
BBQ in Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden with prizes for Plant ID Contest, and more.
|Ken Druse, photo courtesy NYBG|
Ken is one of my personal, hort heros; arguably, he’s singlehandedly dazzled and delighted the intern audience at Hortie Hoopla since the launch of the program he helped give birth to with his insight and vision.
|Karen Washington, photo courtesy NYBG|
|Quill Teal-Sullivan, photo courtesy NYBG|
Kelly D. Norris
|Kelly D. Norris, photo courtesy of NYBG|
Called "one of the rising stars of American horticulture," he was one of the young horticulturists featured in Ken Druse's 2013 article, “The New Generation,” for Organic Life Magazine. Kelly is an expert on marketing horticulture to emerging demographics.
- Mario Bulfamante & Sons
- Landcraft Environments, Ltd.
- NY State Arborists Association
- Trees New York
- The Bronx Brewery
- Bartlett Tree Experts
- Riverside Park Conservancy
- Floral Landscape Services
To register for the Green Industry Field Day, Hortie Hoopla, email Eric Lieberman with the name and email address of each attendee and your organization at email@example.com or