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January 30 - January 31, 2023
6:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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Metro Hort Group’s PLANT-O-RAMA 2023

This event is orgnaaized by Metro Hort Group.

From the event organizer:

On Tuesday, January 31, Metro Hort Group’s PLANT-O-RAMA event is back, in person, at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (BBG)! PLANT-O-RAMA is the leading horticultural symposium, trade show and jobs fair for horticulture professionals in New York City.

Event Schedule

  • Monday, January 30: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m., VIRTUAL (via Zoom) Keynote Speaker: Thomas RaShad Easley, Ed.D.Keynote
    • Forest Rhythms; Hip Hop Environmentalism Explore a new mindset around diversity, equity, and inclusion in urban forestry with former Assistant Dean of Community & Inclusion in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.
    • Join virtually here
  • Tuesday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,  Speakers, Trade Show & Jobs Fair at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jared Barnes, Ph.D. (BBG Auditorium)
      • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: A Plantastic Future. Hear how to sow plant passion, help gardeners take root, graft interests together, and much more. Dr. Barnes is Associate Professor of Horticulture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
    • BREAK-OUT SESSION SPEAKERS (BBG Visitor Center Atrium)
      • 10:30 a.m.: Sergio Moncada-Leiva, Getting to 30% Canopy Cover Throughout NYC: Why, Who, and How. Learn about Forest for All NYC, a young and growing coalition of more than 70 member organizations Sergio Moncada- Leiva is coalition manager, Forest for All NYC.
      • 11:30 a.m.: Anthony Bulfamante, A. Bulfamante Landscaping; Richard Pacailler, Town & Gardens, Ltd.; Whitney Parkerton, Parker Meadows, Inc. Sustainability Stories: Landscape Contractors Building a Greener Future. Hear from three diverse urban and suburban landscape contracting companies about responsible, changing practices, equipment, and green initiatives building toward a greener future. Moderated by Mark Davies, Higher Ground Horticulture
      • 1:00 p.m.: Craig Pine, Navigating the Tsunami of Plant Introductions. The number of new cultivar and trademarked plant introductions for woody plants and herbaceous perennials is staggering and often confusing to buyers in the trade, let alone consumers. Craig Pine is Sales and Purchasing Manager at Half Hollow Nursery.
      • 2:00 p.m: Rebecca Kagle, Creating Native Meadows in the Urban Environment; Design through Management. Explore how to design, install, and manage meadows in the urban environment. Rebecca Kagle is a designer at Larry Weaner Landscape Associates.

Note: $45 TICKET for all talks. Recordings of all talks will be available to ticket holders for at least a year. No refunds.

      • Trade Show, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: 40 exhibitors in BBG Palm House; wholesale & retail nurseries, pottery merchants, horticultural supplies and apparel. List in formation at www.metrohort.org/calendar/plant-o-rama
      • Jobs Fair, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: 35 organizations in BBG Steinhardt Conservatory recruiting employees and offering seasonal internships. List in formation at www.metrohort.org/calendar/plant-o-rama
      • BBG Guided Walks, 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.: Outdoor Plant Collections & Conservatory (as capacity allows).
      • Closing Party, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: BBG Palm House, end-of-day happy hour with DJ Star Dao.

Learn more here.

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