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Gardening in a Changing Climate

20-22 April 2007

NEW YORK, USA

This spring, The New York Botanical Garden is planning a special educational and horticultural weekend about gardening in today's changing climatic conditions.

On Friday, April 20, a symposium for professional horticulturalists kicks off the weekend with a series of demonstrations and presentations by climate change scientists and the Garden's horticulturists. Among the speakers at the symposium will be Cameron P. Wake, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor at the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New Hampshire; David W. Wolfe, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Ecology in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University; and Peter James Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Both Drs. Wake and Wolfe are working with the Botanical Garden on climate change issues and how they relate to horticulture.

The symposium will be followed by a series of public programs and demonstrations for the home gardener on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, which is also Earth Day.