American Public Gardens Association
2020 Conference
Portland, Oregon June 22-26, 2020

2020 Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speaker
Tuesday Lunch, June 23

Jennifer Jewell is the creator/host of Cultivating Place, an award-winning public radio program & podcast on natural history and the human impulse to garden. Her first book, The Earth In Her Hands, 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World

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Plenary Speaker
Wednesday Lunch, June 24

Stephen has been the Chief Executive Officer of Portland Japanese Garden since 2005.

Beginning early in his tenure, Bloom led the formation of a comprehensive ten-year strategic plan which was completed in December of 2016 and that has been transformational in its scope and impact on the Garden.

Under Bloom’s leadership, the...

Plenary Speaker
Thursday Lunch, June 25

Dr. Tom Kaye is founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve native habitats and species through research, restoration, and education. He is also a courtesy Associate Professor in the...