Creating Innovative Teaching Gardens, with Cooper Robertson’s Bruce Davis
15 October 2018

Bruce Davis, AIA, LEED AP, will lead a panel discussion on how buildings and landscape work to support education opportunities for schools, families, and the public at large at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting. Titled “The Edible Academy: Innovations in Plant-Based Education,” the panel pairs education and project leaders from the New York Botanical Garden with the architect Davis to describe how the program works and how similar facilities - along with partnerships with local government and communities - can enable other cultural organizations to impact broader audiences.

“At a time of heightened national concern about childhood obesity as well as increasing access to fresh, affordable food in our cities, these kinds of dedicated teaching facilities offer an effective way for cultural organizations to help promote food education,” says Bruce Davis. “By delivering inventive, flexible spaces for gardening programs, classes, and outdoor events, the Edible Academy creates a strong platform and an innovative national model for addressing these 21st-century needs.”

Panel discussion: “The Edible Academy: Innovations in Plant-Based Education” at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting

Who: Bruce Davis, AIA, LEED AP, partner, Cooper Robertson; Ursula Hoskins, Vice President for Capital Projects, The New York Botanical Garden; Toby Adams, Director of the Edible Academy at The New York Botanical Garden

When: Thursday, October 18, from 9:15am - 10:30am

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Baltimore Inner Harbor, 222 St. Paul Place, Baltimore