Green Scene Panels at Blithewold

Sunday, February 17, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019 | 1 - 2:30 PM

Join Us for our Green Scene Panels at Blithewold
Ditch the desk and imagine a career outdoors!

Sunday, February 17, 1 – 2:30 PM:
Changing Careers into Horticulture
Sunday, March 10, 1 – 2:30 PM:
Horticultural Horizons: New and Innovative Professions

Are you looking to start on a career path or interested in making a career change? Then the Green Scene panel discussion series at Blithewold is for you. This informal outreach session will offer attendees of all ages an inside look at the green world, the people who live it and some of the careers that are leading the way in this evolving industry. Savvy horticultural professionals will share their stories, answer your questions, and help point the way to exciting next steps!

You should come if you are:

  • Searching for a fulfilling profession
  • Someone who loves plants and nature
  • Interested in changing careers
  • Curious about the many new careers in horticulture and working outdoors
  • Investigating programs in training, degrees, and certificates in the green professions
  • Looking for a place to meet and network with a friendly, generous, and knowledgeable group of people who make their living in horticulture

Panelists for Sunday, February 17:
Changing Careers into Horticulture

Tara Bradley Owner, Tara Bradley Fine Gardening
Brandon George Owner, Wyeth and Willow Garden Design
Blakely Szosz RICC Head Gardener, President of the RI Federation of Garden Clubs
Kyle Hess Coyote Project, Natural History Survey, DEM and URI

Panelists for Sunday, March 10:
New Horticultural Horizons; New and Innovative Professions

Jeroen and Keriann Koeman Owners, Wicked Tulip Farm, Johnston, RI
Shelby Doggett Program Director, What Cheer Flower Farm
Kristen Garrity Arborist, Bartlett Tree Company
Christian Roberge Shewatuck Farm: RI Farm Incubator, Young Farmers’ Network


Members $10, Non-Members $15, Students $5

Click on a date below to register:

February 17: Changing Careers into Horticulture

March 10: New Horticultural Horizons

Questions? Please e-mail Gail Read, Horticulturist, Garden and Greenhouse Manager at Blithewold, at [email protected]