November 29 & 30th
at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
NYC Urban Soils Institute
RUDN University, Moscow
New York Botanical Garden
School Of Professional Horticulture At NYBG
Registration will be required and will open October 1st, 2017
Agenda (Keynotes and details will be added as they are confirmed)
Day 1: Keynotes & Presentations
Day 2: Presentations & Roundtables
Details Coming Soon
Who should attend: Community groups, gardeners, farmers, artists, activists, academia, practitioners, industry, government folk/agencies....everyone interested in urban soils.
The goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity to bring all backgrounds and disciplines into the same room to share, collaborate and discuss issues and aspects of urban soils.
The simple truth about soils is that they are pivotal for all of life. The beauty of this simplicity lies in their complexities; how they develop, how they function and fulfill their services, how we impact them and how they respond, how they can be built. Our understanding of them grows from interacting with them, learning from them, which requires both basic and applied research.
In cities, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to understand and conserve urban soils, as they are our key to sustainable cities. Cities have a huge impact on our resources, making it equally important to understand how our interactions with soils in cities impact the soils outside of our city boundaries.
Join us to discuss and explore the world of urban soils, and how our understanding of them leads to better solutions for a sustainable future. Together, we can strive for better and look forward; to our potential, to conserve our soils and be accountable for them for today and future generations.
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