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IDEA Cafe: Transgender Inclusion at Public Gardens

Though awareness of transgender (trans) people and the issues they face are becoming more common, transgender inclusion is still often left out of discussions of diversity and inclusion. Listen to a conversation between several advocates in the public garden field who are working to support trans inclusion in their gardens and take away strategies for addressing trans inclusion in your own organization.


Ali Kane, Development Manager, Tower Hill Botanic Garden  

Trey Ramsey, Student, MPS in Horticulture – Public Garden Leadership, Cornell University  

Al Valuch, Horticulture Apprentice, Allen Centennial Garden  


Moderation by: Bryan Boccard, Senior Gardener, Kauffman Memorial Garden, Powell Gardens  

Introductions by: Bailee Hopkins-Hensley, Professional Development Assistant, American Public Gardens  Association

Video edited by: Caitlin Simkovich, Creative Projects Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association 


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