GardenComm to host CareerNext 2019 in March
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GardenComm to host CareerNext 2019 in March

The event will take place in Charleston, South Carolina.

February 15, 2019

GardenComm, formerly the Garden Writers Association, will host CareerNext at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 2.

CareerNext defines tracks to professional livelihoods in the world of ornamental horticulture, according to a press release. This one-day lineup of garden media professionals is designed for students looking to grow education into stable jobs in the industry, veteran communicators looking to redefine career goals and confident professionals diversifying their toolbox with media awareness.

The event is open to garden designers, garden historians, garden club members, garden writers, growers, master gardeners, plant propagators and practitioners of Yoga in the Garden.


Here is the lineup of speakers:


#Horticulture: How a Strong and Creative Social Media Game Can Bring More Fun To Your Brand

Kyle Barnette, Charleston Horticultural Society


From Undeclared to Horticulture Program Director,

Tony Bertauski, Trident Technical College


From Dirt to Digital: Transitioning From Hands-On Horticulture to a Career in Garden Communications

Katie Elzer-Peters, The Garden of Words


There are Gardens in New York City?

Christopher Freimuth, CF Gardens


Express Yourself - Using Your Authentic Voice to Open Doors in Horticulture

Abra Lee, Conquer The Soil


Middleton Plantation is offering free passes to those that attend CareerNext, including all attendees, sponsors and speakers. Show your CareerNext confirmation email at Middleton's front desk to access free admission from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3.

Please click here to make a reservation at the Town and Country Inn. Rates range from $99-$159. If you reserve through this link, you will receive a $15 food and beverage voucher for their restaurant.