GWA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo
Learning Session Presenter
Reconnecting Plants to People, Wildlife and Our Planet
Monday, August 7 2017 8:30 - 9:30AM
The once declining relevancy of plants has changed dramatically due in part to recent therapeutic discoveries such as aromatic phytoncides emitted by naturescapes that help fight depression and the development of anti-oxidant rich, vitamin and mineral dense veggies to combat disease. The new health food store is in your garden. Also important is the growing emphasis on protecting pollinators and wildlife habitats. Last year alone 200,000 certified habitat gardens were planted. Privacy and security are increasingly important and plants are being adapted to meet these needs. Plants have value in new ways.