Snapshots of the 2017 Longwood Graduate Symposium

With over 100 attendees, the 2017 Longwood Graduate Symposium was an exciting day of economic discussions pertaining to public gardens. We had a great time exploring topics such as the Greater Philadelphia Gardens Economic Impact Report, Cleveland Botanic Garden’s Vacant to Vibrant program, gardens’ impact on community revitalization and gentrification, and the story of Singapore, a “city within a garden”.

Below are some of our favorite photos of the day, taken by Gene McCutchen, a Longwood Volunteer Photographer.

This year’s Symposium was kick-started with the dry wit and “priceless” humor of Stand-Up Economist, Yoram Bauman.


The Fellows were pleased to partner with local apiary Brandywine Bee Company for this year’s sweet give-away –  our way of supporting the local economy.


Sandra Albro (Cleveland Botanical Gardens), Marnie Conley (Longwood Gardens), and Karen Washington (Rise & Root Farms) engage in a panel discussion of Economic Trials and Triumphs.

The Fellows would like to thank all our Speakers and Travel Awardees for their participation in making the Symposium a success!
(Back row, left to right): Cecilia Hernandez, Alice Edgerton, Yoram Bauman, Karen Lucht, Chelsea Mahaffey, Sandra Albro, Mairi Connelly, Karen Washington, Elizabeth Barton, Madison Culley, Brenna Goggin, Erin Kinley, Emma Relei
(Front row, left to right): Andrea Kee, Grace Parker, Tracy Qiu, Kathy Thornton

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