The Elisabeth C. Miller Lecture
22nd Annual Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, University of Washington
Featuring Dr. Ari Novy, Executive Director US Botanic Garden
‘A Fresh Approach to the Urban Landscape’
Populations are rapidly urbanizing. Fewer and fewer people have regular contact with the green spaces of natural lands or the landscapes of agriculture. Yet, our societal success and survival relies on our ability to effectively steward vast swaths of natural and agricultural land that are often far away from our urban centers. Join Dr. Ari Novy (U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director) for ‘A Fresh Approach to the Urban Landscape’ a lecture exploring how the presentation of plants, through ecologically and agriculturally minded educational strategies, can engage urban populations in important environmental issues and help create beautiful, healthy cities.
Dr. Ari Novy joined the U.S. Botanic Garden in 2012 and was appointed Executive Director in 2014. In this role, he leads the Garden’s efforts to demonstrate the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. In addition, Dr. Novy oversees various innovative partnerships that seek to make plant science and horticulture relevant and accessible including the Garden’s highly regarded Landscape for Life and Sustainable SITES programs.
Doors open at 6:30, lecture at 7:00
A free plant for the first 600 attendees
Free Lecture, Tickets can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling (206)362-8612
See our list of previous Miller Lecture speakers here.