Thursday, March 28, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Matt Rader, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), as he shares insight into PHS’s mission advancing health and well-being through horticulture. PHS believes in and activates the power of horticulture to make positive social and environmental change in 230 city and suburban neighborhoods. Greening sits at the intersection of urban design, environmental sustainability, public safety, mental health, and economic development. This work is done through rich collaboration with individuals, government, business, and community organizations.
In this talk, Matt will explore PHS’s work supporting residents and community organizations to deliver greening in 230 city and suburban neighborhoods and build healthy urban forests, community gardens, clean and green vacant lots, well-gardened public spaces, and green collar jobs. He will also talk about the data showing the impact of this work and the untapped potential represented by the Green Living Plan for Philadelphia. And, he will seek to engage DAG members in becoming advocates for embedding green as a “must have” component of our streets, public spaces, and building.
Come learn and leave ready to make plant-based transformational change happen!
RSVP is not required (since we're in person), however it helps us get a head count.