Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA

Civic Horticulture Conference - Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA


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Friday, May 17 - 8am to 5pm

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.

The conference offers 6 hours of Landscape Architecture Continuing Education credit.

The University of the Arts, Gershman Hall
401 South Broad Street Levitt Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Launch Reception
Thursday, May 16 - 6 to 8pm

Get a first look at this year's Pop Up Gardens, temporary sites created from re-used elements of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's renown Philadelphia Flower Show that transform Center City Philadelphia's vacant spaces into edenic escapes. PHS' annual forray into botanical alchemy has become one of the city's most anticipated events, and a great opportunity to hear from their knowledgable staff and partners.  Join us for some drinks and snacks, and an entertaining excursion into landscape reincarnation.

313 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Post-Conference Reception
Friday, May 17 - 6 to 8pm

Please join TCLF and PHS after the Civic Horticulture conference at the Philadelphia studio of OLIN to mingle with conference speakers and attendees, meet senior partners and staff, and see what's on the boards. 

OLIN, with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, is known for creating iconic and vibrant landscapes that have shaped Philadelphia, including the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, Independence Mall and Logan Square, along with significant projects across the country. You won't be bored.

OLIN Office
150 South Independence Mall West
Public Ledger Building, Suite 1123
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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