5th Annual NYC-area Green Industry Intern Field Day
Hortie Hoopla IV

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ NYBG
Event: 12:30 p.m.–dusk

Keynote Speaker—Brie Arthur

The School of Professional Horticulture is proud to announce that the keynote speaker for the fifth annual Hortie Hoopla will be Brie Arthur. Author of The Foodscape Revolution (2017), she is leading the national suburban foodscape movement, a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production.

Program of Events

11 a.m.—Early Registration

Lunch on Your Own (Pine Tree Café open all afternoon)

12:30–3 p.m.—Ross Lecture Hall

  • Welcome: Todd Forest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections. Introduction: Ken Druse, author/photographer
  • My Stories:
  • Louis Bauer—Director of Horticulture, Wave Hill
  • Francisca Coelho—Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions, New York Botanical Garden
  • Francisco D’Avila—Prospect Park Alliance Arboriculture Supervisor
  • Rashid Poulson—Horticulture Supervisor, Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Melanie Sifton—Vice President for Horticulture, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Keynote Address: Brienne Arthur, author of The Foodscape Revolution (2017)

3–5 p.m.—Visit the Thain Family Forest and Green Materials Recycling Center (new composting facility), see hands-on composting demonstrations, and Plant ID contest (ongoing)

5 p.m. to dusk—BBQ, fun, games, and prizes in the Clay Family Picnic Pavilion

To Register: R.S.V.P. with the name and e-mail address of each person attending, and the name of your organization to Eric Lieberman at 718.817.8580 or elieberman@nybg.org. Space is limited to one supervisory staff member per group of interns.