Gardening for the Future ~

Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association,
and Virginia Cooperative Extension


Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – Thursday, February 15, 2024


9:00 am – 3:50 pm

Gardening for the Future ~

Solving the complex challenges of designing a future that supports the health of our ecosystems and the thriving of all living things on Earth will require collaboration and thoughtful solutions from all corners of the green industry (and beyond!). This year we explore some of these innovative approaches that are being researched and implemented across the green industry with the goal of moving together toward a resilient future.

Join us on Wednesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 15 to hear a variety of exciting speakers including Chris Ludwig (Flora of Virginia co-author), Ekene Tharpe (Babylon Micro-Farms), Andrew Freiden (NBC12), Jazmin Albarran (Seed Your Future), Josh Cerra (Cornell University), Richard Olsen (U.S. National Arboretum) and many more. 

Wednesday and Thursday are hybrid programscome in person to meet the speakers, greet old friends and make new ones, or join virtually in the comfort of your home or office. Recordings of virtual presentations will be available to online participants for a limited time.