Today’s Horticulture: Professional Gardener Alumni Spotlight: Lessons from the Field

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What principles apply specifically to soil management in the tropics? Russell Galanti will review the importance behind soil organic matter for ecological health, as well as its research and implementation in Hawaiian macadamia orchards and vegetable farms in Tanzania.
Bartram’s Garden in southwest Philadelphia has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19th centuries, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered to walk its grounds and discuss the central issues of their time. Join Tom Reber on a journey through this vibrant landscape of plants and people.
St. Louis is a tough place to grow alpine plants. Challenges include hot and humid summers, and fluctuating temperatures with little persistent snow in the winter. Since 2014, Mariel Tribby has been growing alpines at Missouri Botanical Garden, trialing different species and cultivation methods to determine the adaptability of these tough mountaintop-dwellers.
Kennett Square, PA
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Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
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• Explore Bartram’s Garden method of engaging its Philadelphia community through horticulture and programming
• Learn how soil amendments can increase plant and soil health as well as promote environmental sustainability
• Expand your knowledge of how to grow alpine plants in challenging cultural conditions
Tom Reber, Russel Galanti and Mariel Tribby
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Longwood Gardens Continuing Education

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