Urban Roots: Transforming the Urban Landscape

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, the green heart of North Carolina’s urban research university, will host an all-day symposium focusing on transforming the urban landscape on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

Keynote speaker Joe Lamp’l, creator and host of national public television series Growing a Greener World®, will introduce some of his favorite urban gardening heroes from past shows and will inspire listeners with innovative ideas that urban gardening can bring to communities.

Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. The symposium will be from 8:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte 28202).

RSVPs are required, and seating is limited. Find registration information and register at  gardens.uncc.edu/symposium. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Parking will be provided for registrants.

Additional speakers will include Thom Duncan of Charlotte’s Friendship Gardens, Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain and the team of Robin Moore and Mary Archer of the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University.

Their talks will explore participating in the community gardens movement, cultivating fungi in an environmentally friendly fashion,  and introducing children to nature.

For this symposium, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens has brought together a group of speakers who are deeply involved in making our populated environments better places for both people and plants.

The Urban Roots Symposium is presented by UNC Charlotte Center City in partnership with the Botanical Gardens and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte.


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