Celebrating Crop Diversity: Connecting Agriculture, Public Gardens, and Science Symposium


Date and Time:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:00am to Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:00pm

Stories about food connect us all!  
Take part in our symposium when we pair cutting-edge agroecosystem science with innovative public garden interpretation. Want to find out about the application of crop wild relatives in sustainable agriculture, improvement of crops, and public engagement? Tours include: Corteva Agriscience, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State Seed Science Center, North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station and Ames Germplasm Repository.

Plenary Speakers:

Marie Haga - Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Gary Nabhan - internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist

This unique opportunity is the result of a collaboration between the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, the American Public Gardens Association, and the World Food Prize Foundation.

This symposium has been made possible by a grant project funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Generous support also provided by Leichtag Commons and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Please share this opportunity widely within your network! #AgGardens