Top 10 Reasons for Garden Communicators to Celebrate The Solstice in Ithaca NY
In reverse order, David Letterman style:
#10 It’s the end of June! The mad planting rush is over and you can finally ease up a bit and enjoy the growing season. Time to celebrate by leaving your own gardens and connecting with other plant geeks.
#9 Pick up a goodie bag with samples and information you can use in your gardens and your work as a “plant pusher.”
#8 Attend the night before and night after connect meetings to eat, drink and be merry…not to mention network with others and share information about your goals in garden communications.
#7 Go to the early morning photo shoot and take pictures you’ll use in future talks, blog posts, or magazine and book proposals.
#6 Wander through the beautiful Cornell Botanical Gardens, getting inspired about new plants and garden design.
#5 Get inside information about the Cornell research into retail potting mixes…just what is in the bagged “potting soil” you and the public are buying?
#4 Meet other garden communicators and ask them about how to better monetize your horticultural expertise.
#3 Tour Cornell Greenhouse Labs and see the plants and research that’s being grown.
#2 View the trial gardens at Bluegrass Lane: discover new varieties that are already looking good in late June. Get ideas for future blogs, social networking posts or article pitches as you see what’s being tested.
#1 It’s the longest day of the year, which is something to be celebrated. Come for a day that is all about bringing more light into the world.