For horticulturists in the United States, fall means the American Society for Horticultural Science is gathering for its annual conference. Our team at the Horticulture Innovation Lab has been busy preparing to make the trip to Waikoloa, Hawaii, to meet with our partners, colleagues, and fellow horticulture innovators.
You can find members of the Horticulture Innovation Lab network in action every day in Waikoloa. For example:
- Kick off your time at the conference with a “Brief Overview of Horticulture in Hawaii” presented by Robert Paull of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, who is also one of the founding members of the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s International Advisory Board.
- Come see the insightful work of our Trellis Fund fellows, including Tiare Silvasy, as they present posters on their international development experiences.
- Make sure to get lunch tickets to see our partner from Purdue University, Stephen Weller (ask him about African indigenous vegetables!), speaking about how rewarding international work can be at his talk, “Trials, Tribulations and Lessons Learned Over 30 Years of International Horticulture Research.”
We know many of our horticulture research colleagues will also be attending the ASHS conference, so let us know in the comments if you will be sharing a presentation or poster, so we can try to connect.
‘Nutrition Security’ special session hosted by the Horticulture Innovation Lab
Open to all ASHS attendees is the Horticulture Innovation Lab special session, “Food and Nutrition Security in the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities,” 12-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the conference meeting room Kohala 1. The goal of this workshop is to have a dialogue about global food security and nutrition security issues and assess the impact of horticulture in certain countries using case studies.
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