If you are— or want to be— a garden communicator, consider attending GWA 2017, the 69th Annual Conference & Expo of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators to be held Aug. 4-7 right here in Buffalo.
You may already be garden communicator if you are a Master Gardener, give talks or tours, photograph gardens or write a blog. Maybe you’d like to break into the field and write a gardening book or improve your photography or start a blog.
Either way, the GWA conference has something for you.
There are 31 educational sessions on a variety of topics focusing on horticulture, writing, technology, business, publishing and more.
You’ll have the chance to attend the expo to meet vendors from many gardening businesses. Attendees are excited to not only find out what’s new in plants and tools, but often get samples as well.
See some of our best local gardens in a new way. There’s an early morning photo shoot of the Cottage District where you’ll be able to get shots of the gardens in great light. There will also be bus tours to some gardens you might be familiar with as well as others you might not have yet had a chance to visit.
And you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with garden communicators from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. It’s a wonderful way to learn what colleagues in other parts of the country– or the world– are doing.
None of this is open to the public. The only way you can access these great activities is to register for GWA 2017.
Check it out quickly so you can sign up for the early bird discount.
I’ll see you there!