November 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mad. Sq. Hort Symposium: The Transformative Properties of Horticulture

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 9 AM­ – 1 PM | Free Entry 

Mad. Sq. Hort Symposium: The Transformative Properties of Horticulture

About the Event

Featuring a diverse lineup of speakers, including Naomi A. Sachs, Gwenn Fried, and Amos Clifford, this event includes a networking activity led by Black Urban Growers (BUGS) and Therapeutic Outdoors (TO), as well as a Forest Bathing session in the Park led by keynote speaker Amos Clifford.

Credits Available: LA_ CES 2.5.

RSVP is appreciated, please reply to symposium@madisonsquarepark.org.

Schedule

8:00 – 9:00 AM:
Registration and refreshments

9:00 – 9:10 AM:
Welcome remarks by Keats Myer, Executive Director and Stephanie Lucas, Deputy Director of Operations and Horticulture

9:10 – 9:45 AM:
Naomi A. Sachs PhD, MLA, EDAC, Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland
Topic: Restorative Landscapes: The Evidence Behind What You’ve Known All Along

9:45 – 10:20 AM:
Gwenn Fried, Manager of Horticultural Therapy Services at the New York University Langone Medical Center
Topic: Therapeutic Horticulture Programs in Public Spaces

10:20 – 10:35 AM:
Q&A session with Naomi Sachs and Gwenn Fried

10:35 – 10:50 AM:
Regina Ginyard and Jenn Hertzell, Black Urban Growers (BUGS) and Therapeutic Outdoors (TO)
Networking Activity: The Joy Project

10:50 – 11:40 AM:
Amos Clifford
, Founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs
Topic: The Importance of Forest Therapy in an Age of Climate Crisis

11:40 – 11:50 AM:
Q&A session with Amos Clifford

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM:
Closing remarks with Keats Myer

12:15 – 1:00 PM:
Optional: Guided Forest Bathing session in the Madison Square Park with Amos Clifford and team

2019-11-15 09:00:00 2019-11-15 13:00:00 America/New_York Mad. Sq. Hort Symposium: The Transformative Properties of Horticulture

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