January/February Digital Issue of The American Gardener

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Welcome All Aspiring, Novice, & Expert Gardeners!

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the most respected, longstanding national gardening organizations in the country.

Since 1922, we have been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.

Today, our mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is a land of sustainable gardens, cultivated by a diverse population with a common passion for plants.

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Upcoming AHS Events

  • Schoolyard Habitats: Restoring Native Habitat One Schoolyard at a Time | Jillian Bell


    In this presentation we’ll learn about Audubon Connecticut’s Schoolyard Habitat Program and how Audubon CT, along with a suite of partners, are inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. They achieve this by connecting students with nature and restoring much needed native habitat for pollinators and our migrating and year-round birdy friends in Connecticut. Jillian will share resources so no matter where you’re located, you’ll be able to start working on your very own schoolyard habitat moving forward! Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 7 - 8:15 PM EST

  • Power Up Garden Beauty; Power Down Garden Maintenance


    Kerry Ann Mendez is an award-winning speaker, author and garden designer. This event will feature: - How to get more bang for your buck with some amazing perennials, flowering shrubs, and annuals that provide much more color than commonly planted varieties - Underused beauties (many of which are natives or nativars) that are pollinator-friendly and require less water - Ways to reduce the amount of maintenance needed to keep your garden looking fabulous - Plants for all light conditions, ranging from Zones 3 to 9, will be featured.

  • Research into Landscape | Larry Weaner and Steven Handel


    Ecologists at universities, professional societies, and other scientific institutions commonly engage in research to better understand how plants operate in the wild. Unfortunately, landscape designers rarely access the resulting data or use it to enhance their projects. In this presentation, ecologist Stephen Handel and landscape designer Larry Weaner will present detailed case studies where research data was directly applied to the planted landscape. Examples will vary in scale from restoration to residential, and illustrate the concrete benefits that can be derived when designers seek out information from the highly relevant world of ecological restoration. Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:30 PM EST

  • Navigating Race & Inclusivity in Community Gardens | Sama Mirghavami


    Well-meaning people have been organizing since the dawn of the local food movement to create vibrant, urban garden spaces in an effort to build and support their communities. However these efforts, which are often oriented towards the goal of ameliorating social issues such as lack of access to food and green space for marginalized people, sometimes undermine themselves in terms of equity and inclusivity. How can we ensure that our work as community organizers and gardeners is doing more help than harm? Sama will describe some actions (often unconscious) that can potentially turn an inclusive space into an unwelcoming one, and explore what we can do to create a beautifully diverse garden community. Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 | 12 - 1:30 PM EST

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