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Green Industry Intern Field Day

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

6th Annual Intern Field Day
With Keynote Speaker—Ahmed Hassan

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ NYBG
Event: 11 a.m.–dusk

Join NYBG for its annual event for interns and seasonal employees involved in the green industry. This free industry-sponsored event features remarks from top horticulturists around the Tri-State Area. Come view the Garden’s collections and talk with our Horticulture curators, test your plant ID skills with a contest, and conclude the day with food and refreshments, games, and prizes.

The School of Professional Horticulture is proud to announce that the 2018 keynote speaker will be Celebrity Landscaper Ahmed Hassan. Ahmed is best known as the original host and co-creator of Yard Crashers, Blog Cabin, and Turf War on DIY and HGTV networks. Outside of television he’s the owner and sole proprietor of Ahmad Hassan Landscape Services (AHLS), a landscape design, construction, and garden installation company in Northern California.

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 Space is limited to one supervisory staff member per group of interns. Read more about the Program of Events, below.

Program of Events

11 a.m.—Early Check-in

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

12:30–3 p.m.—Arthur and Janet Ross Lecture Hall

  • Welcome: Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections
  • My Stories:
    • Jack Algiere—Farm Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

    • Tatiana Morin—Director, Urban Soils Institute, Brooklyn College
    • Shephali Patel—Farmer, educator, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
    • Chris Roddick—Arborist & Foreman of Grounds, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    • Jessica Schuler—Director, Thain Family Forest, NYBG
  • Keynote Address: Ahmed Hassan

3–5:30 p.m.—Tour of NYBG’s gardens and the new Edible Academy, plant ID contest, and more

5:30 p.m. to dusk—Food and refreshments, fun, games, and prizes in the Edible Academy

Food and drink generously provided by:
Flora Landscapes Ltd.
Landcraft Environments, Ltd.
Etain Health, LLC