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National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 2006 American Horticultural Society's National Children and Youth Garden Symposium will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 27-29, 2006. The theme for the 14th annual symposium is "Cultivating a Sense of Place: A Youth Gardening Adventure. The Missouri Botanical Garden is the host for the symposium. Headquarters for the symposium will be the campus of Washington University. On-campus dormitory-style housing will be available for participants and a special symposium rate will be available at the nearby Knight Center.

The symposium offers an impressive lineup of speakers, inspirational garden explorations, and many opportunities for informal networking. If you want to learn more about creating or enhancing educational programs for children and youth in schools, community programs, or at home, the AHS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium is for you!

In addition, a pre-symposium workshop on Wednesday, July 26 will explore the hot topic of "Kids Growing Food," investigating entrepreneurial ventures, along with nutrition and activities to engage children and youth with growing food. An optional post-symposium excursion on Saturday afternoon will take you to the top of the St. Louis Arch to catch a stunning view of the landscape, followed by a wonderful dinner

For registration information go to the following website:

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