Women in Hort Events

NETWORKING ACTIVITIES AND
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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CONNECTIONS AND MENTORSHIPS

Women In

Horticulture EVENTS

We strive to provide a variety of networking events for Women in Horticulture in the Delaware Valley. Our aim is to rotate the location and style of events; from round tables, to garden tours, to networking events. By changing venues, and formats our goal is to ensure that all advocates of Women in Horticulture find a comfortable and convenient place to expand their connections.

Our activities for 2019 will center around "Career Building" for our membership. At our annual planning meeting, the membership decided that our priority should be focusing on the skill sets we need to advance our careers. This parallels with the expansion and growth of Women in Horticulture as an organization in the coming year. We hope that you will attend these events, but also that you share what your professional training needs are by emailing WomeninHort@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Providing a place to connect with other professionals and cultivate mentorship relations. We aim to connect mentors with mentees and encourage co-mentoring. 

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We hope to give back to our community, as Women in Horticulture grows, by volunteering with our colleagues to support local horticulture organizations.

DISCUSSIONS  AND WORKSHOPS

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Women in Horticulture

 Events:

Providing a platform for meaningful discussions about women's perspectives in horticulture and its industry is a goal at each event. Workshops focus on horticulture and professional development to help attendees round out their skillsets.

At the home of Kate Galer and Chris Leswing in Mt. Airy

100 E. Gowen Ave 

Philadelphia, PA 19119

FREE

 

Warm up your January with the Women in Hort Seed and Horticulture Book Exchange!

 

Bring seeds to share with others as we plan for next spring. Bring garden books that you just don't use anymore or bring favorites to pass on! Biographies, memoirs, design, plant ID, fiction welcome.

 

The exchange is Open House Style so come anytime from 10-1PM. Please feel free to bring a business card along to share or we will have some at the event.  We are looking to connect and share.  Don’t hesitate to stop by even if you do not have seeds or books to swap - we are sharing knowledge and friendship too.

Saturday, January 25th from 3-5 pm (weather date 1/26)

 

Common Space Ardmore

25 Rittenhouse Place

Ardmore, PA 19003

FREE

 

Join the Longwood Fellows for a panel discussion on the horticulture and culture of their hometowns!  Each woman in hort will give a brief presentation and be open for questions and discussion.

Saturday, February 8th from 2-4 pm

Location: Common Space 25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

FREE

 

Are you confused about how to start saving for retirement?  Are you looking for ways to pay off debt, to save more, or start or add to a college fund?  

 

Many horticulture professionals work for small businesses or non-profits and need guidance with financial planning. Join fellow Women in Hort for a free seminar offered by Gerry O’ Neill of GJOFinancial (www.gjofinancial.com) on how to get your financial house in order and optimize your earnings.  In addition to being a financial advisor, Gerry is a part-time teacher at LaSalle University and is interested in educating and informing people about their financial options. Gerry was recommended by a fellow woman in hort.

Temple University, Ambler Campus, Learning Center, 580 Meetinghouse Rd., Ambler, PA 19002

 

The Earth in Her Hands, by Jennifer Jewell, explores and celebrates how the plant world is improved by greater representation and diversity. It chronicles how working in the world of plants is a more viable and creative career path for women than ever before and how the plant-work world is demonstrating greater social and environmental responsibility, in large part due to women’s contributions.

 

Fee: $10 Members (of PHS, Women in Horticulture and Temple Ambler Arboretum; $15 Non-Members. (PHS is proud to partner with Women in Horticulture and the Temple Ambler Arboretum on this lecture).

For member rate please call PHS Information Services at 215-988-1698

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