Horticulture Symposium: Restoring the Urban Jungle
NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, November 18th for our third annual horticulture symposium.
Madison Square Park is located on Lenapehoking, the ancestral homeland of The Lenape (Delaware) people. We recognize that this land was forcibly taken, resulting in the displacement and genocide of the Lenape (Delaware) Nations. The Conservancy honors the Lenape (Delaware) people, the original stewards of this land, through our commitment to a series of sustainability and restoration initiatives. Mohawk Chief Dave Smoke McCluskey will lead us in a program Decolonize Your Green Spaces with a panel discussion following.
Humans are at the crossroads of ecological collapse. A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects, a keystone in our food chains. We are at a critical point of losing so many species from local ecosystems that their ability to produce the oxygen, clean water, flood control, pollination, pest control and carbon storage, will no longer function. Gardens are essential in restoring balance. Dr. Douglas Tallamy will speak to A Guide to Restoring the Little Things That Run the World.
In the coming years, we aim to promote sustainable land management, and to reintroduce species of fauna and flora indigenous to Lenapehoking to Madison Square Park. We invite you to learn about our efforts to steward the urban jungle and submit questions to a panel of NYC land managers who are at the forefront of action.
This virtual program is free and open to the public.