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Plant-O-Rama 2021

Plant-O-Rama 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ticketed Event

A Virtual Symposium & Trade Show for Horticulture Professionals

Metro Hort Group’s Plant-O-Rama goes VIRTUAL for its 25th anniversary. This acclaimed annual symposium and trade show brings together gardeners, designers, growers, arborists, and educators working in public parks, botanical gardens, and private landscapes in the tri-state region.

This year, we can’t meet in person at Brooklyn Botanic Garden due to the pandemic, but organizers have planned an inspiring interactive day of speakers and over 30 trade show exhibits. Purchase a $30 day pass and join in from the comfort of your office or home. Presentations will be recorded and available to ticketholders for two weeks after the event.

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A view into a glass house where people look at plant exhibits, a banner says Plant-O-Rama Trade Show

Symposium Keynote Speakers

Adrian Benepe

President & CEO, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; former commissioner of NYC Parks & Recreation
Gardens and Parks in the Age of Climate Change and Pandemic: Challenges, Refuges, and Natural Solutions

Signe Nielsen

Landscape architect and founding principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, New York City
Little Island: A Refuge in the Storm

Jennifer Jewell

Creator, writer, and host of Cultivating Place and author of The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants
The Earth in Her Hands: Growing a More Resilient Future

Leah Penniman

Author, activist, farmer, and founder of Soul Fire Farm, Rensselaer County, New York
Black Land Matters: Ending Racism and Injustice in our Food System & Gardens

Midori Shintani

Head gardener, Tokachi Millennium Forest, Hokkaido, Japan
Tokachi Millennium Forest: Gardening with Wild Nature

Margaret Roach

Creator of, former editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Living, and New York Times garden columnist
New Ways to Garden: Changing Practices for Professionals and Homeowners

See full speaker details and a list of exhibitors on the event’s registration page.

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