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2024 Horticulture Symposium: From The Ground Up

February 29, 2024 | 9 AM - 4 PM

2024 Horticulture Symposium: From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up 11.15.23

From The Ground Up | Thursday, February 29 | 9 AM – 4 PM | Hill Country, 30 W 26th Street

At our sixth annual horticulture symposium, join us for an exciting day of soil exploration. The program for 2024 will explore life’s forgotten cornerstone through a series of speakers and activities. This event is free and open to the public.

Programing for the event includes:

  • Intro to Modern Urban Soil Management by Bill Logan, Founder of Urban Arborists, Author of Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
  • Applying Indigenous Soil Science by Ñawi Flores, Founder of Kinrary Hub
  • Demystifying Urban Soil Contamination and Remediation: What do we know and what can we do? by Zhongqi Cheng, Graduate Deputy and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Brooklyn College.
  • Let’s Dig Deeper: A panel moderated by Austin Shupp, Horticulture Associate, Madison Square Park Conservancy
  • What is Soil Painting by Kirsten Kurtz, Manager for the Cornell Soil Health Lab and Artist
  • Soils: Our Common Resource, Our Common Denominator by George Lozefski, Environmental Scientist and the Laboratory Manager Education/Outreach Coordinator at the NYC Soil Water Conservation District and Urban Soils Institute

Register for this event using the form below.

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