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    Join us in Columbia, South Carolina July 13-16 for the 2016 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS), with local co-hosts Clemson University Extension, Heathwood Hall, and Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.

    NCYGS 2016


    The 24th annual 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 will have 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 you can join us in supporting youth gardening efforts across the country by becoming a sponsor of NCYGS 2016.

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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.