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    Thank you for joining us in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area for education, inspiration, and celebration of our 25th annual National Children and Youth Garden Symposium.

    NCYGS 2017


    NCYGS 2017 - Education, Inspiration, and Celebration!

    2017 NCYGS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium


      Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
    Wednesday, July 12 Pre-symposium tour of Portland school gardens
    (pre-registration required)
      Evening on your own
    Pre-symposium excursion to The Oregon Garden
    (pre-registration required)
    Thursday, July 13 Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Concurrent Session A

    Concurrent Session B
    Lunch and presentation of the 2017 Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Awards and Jane L. Taylor Award


    Concurrent Session C Casual networking happy hour
    Gray's Lounge, Hilton
    Friday, July 14 Concurrent Sessions D
    Horticultural Therapy
    healing gardens tour
    (pre-registration required)
    Concurrent Session E
    Networking discussion topics

    Concurrent Session F
    Afternoon excursion to Wildlife
    Botanical Gardens
    (included with registration)
    Transportation to and from downtown Portland
    or Washington Park


    Saturday, July 15 Concurrent Session G, H Lunch and Keynote

    Post-symposium excursion to Our Table Cooperative for tour and 3-course farm-to-table dinner
    (pre-registration required)

    Thanks to our NCYGS 2017 local host, the Oregon Department of Education:

    Thank you to our generous NCYGS 2017 sponsors:
    Diamond Sponsor

    Bronze Sponsor




    Amy Bolton in honor of Tom Underwood,

    a champion for children and youth gardening