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    We hope you enjoyed the 2016 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS) in Columbia, South Carolina July 13-16, with local co-hosts Clemson University Extension, Heathwood Hall, and Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. We look forward to seeing you July 12-15 for NCYGS 2017 in the Greater Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, Washington area!

    NCYGS 2016


    Thank you for an exciting 2016 Symposium!  We would love to hear what you thought - if you haven't already, please take a few minutes to evaluate NCYGS 2016.  If you attended NCYGS 2016, you have access to session handouts and presentations from the symposium.  You will need to log in or create an account on our website to access these materials.  We hope to see you at NCYGS 2017 July 12-15 in the Greater Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, Washington area!

    NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.  NCYGS 2016 attendees had the opportunity to:

    • Explore topics ranging from curriculum to program management to garden design and maintenance during three dynamic days of educational sessions, field trips, and expert keynote presentations.
    • Experience the gardens and programs making plants a vital and accessible part of children's life experiences in this quickly growing southern hotspot.
    • Share ideas, success stories, and inspiration with like-minded colleagues from across the nation.

      Have questions or need more information? Email education@ahs.org or call 703-768-5700 ext. 121.  Find out how to support youth gardening efforts across the country by becoming a sponsor of NCYGS.

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    Follow along on Twitter: @AHS_NCYGS (#ncygs16).  In between annual symposia, keep up with the latest in youth gardening when you subscribe to our free, daily, international, online newspaper, The Youth Gardening Gazette.