Public gardens have a unique set of resources that can be used to make a difference in our national responses to climate change. Learn how some gardens have negotiated this tricky subject and embraced the role of climate advocate, then create your own case and “pitch” it to the group. Will you make it out of the climate “Shark Tank”? You’ll leave the session ready to make the case for climate action to your garden’s stakeholders.

Presenters: J. Schwarz Ballard, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; S. Krishnan, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; C. Sclar, American Public Garden Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; S. Skelly, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Ithaca, New York.