How can public gardens reach out to young people and engage them with careers that include horticulture and plant science, to ensure the future of their workforce and skills succession? How can this work be transferred into activity with the partners—specifically public gardens? This session will explore examples from Seed Your Future, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Trees Atlanta, Morton Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and New Orleans Botanical Garden to discuss how gardens can begin to weave career exploration into its programming. 


S. Cathcart, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; S. Capley, New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana; K. Masuda, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia; S. Wagner, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; S. Yoder, Seed Your Future, Martinsville, Indiana; D. Render, Trees Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia