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The Hort Hosts Fifth Annual Urban Agriculture Conference

On Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, The Hort (Horticultural Society of New York) hosted its fifth annual Urban Agricultural Conference (UAC 2015), highlighting the progress made as well as the urgent need for urban areas to expand ways to grow and harvest healthy, fresh and affordable food to combat a growing food desert crisis. Read More...

Twiggy has laid eggs!

At this year’s 3rd Annual Green Bean Bash on Saturday, February 7th, over 400 guests met with Twiggy, The Hort’s African twig praying mantis (Popa spurca). Director of Education, Pam Ito, and Executive Director Sara Hobel introduced Twiggy along with several of her fellow mantises at the Meet Mr. Mantis activity station. The children were excited to meet a predator up close and personal, but little did they know their new friend was soon to become a mother. Read More...

The 9th Annual Healing Nature Forum:
Horticulture as Therapy

On Friday, March 27, The Hort held its 8th Annual Healing Nature Forum at the Center for Architecture. The day kicked off with a Keynote Presentation from Naomi Sachs, Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and a PhD student in Architecture at Texas A&M University within the Center for Health Systems and Design. Naomi provided an illustrated presentation on the increasing number of healthcare facilities building healing gardens as a reaction to both research about the positive health benefits of access to nature and the need for a competitive edge over other healthcare organizations. Read More...


For the Love of Green and Silver!

Pamela Ito, the Hort's Director of Education, shares her favorite foliage for school gardens - just in time for summer!

Our high Spring temperatures got me thinking about summer. I wonder if our school gardens are ready for the August heat. And if a camp group wandered into the garden, what might they find? How many textures would they feel? What shades of green would they see?

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