The Horticultural Society of NY gets Woolly!
Who: The Horticultural Society of New York has been cultivating Urban Gardeners since 1902. Founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1902, the goal of the Horticultural Society was to further the love and knowledge of horticulture through informative monthly meetings, formal lectures and season flower shows. 100 years later and they are still growing as a community of urban gardeners. They recognize the interrelatedness and complexity of the “green” issues in the city, and their efforts are to educate and inform across the spectrum.
Their Mission: The Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. Our social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.
How Cool: The Hort also offers Professional Development Courses for teachers. The courses are designed to impact student achievements through the professional development of teachers. We here at Woolly Pocket were given a chance to donate to their greenwall course for teachers back in 2011 and again this year. This year they had 22 teachers attend! They created a temporary greenwall with our pockets to plant in. Pam Ito, Director of Children’s Education for The Hort said, “Each teacher got at least 5 plants to take back to their classrooms. They left that night with huge smiles and their completed Wally’s under their arms.” The pictures you see are from both years of 2011 and 2013.