Williamson’s exhibit in the upcoming Philadelphia International Flower Show will educate the public on many interesting facts about the Appalachian Trail, especially plant life, and might inspire some to hike some of it.
The exhibit, “The Appalachian Trail — The People’s Trail,” will depict a section of the 2,185-mile trail as it goes through Pennsylvania, with plenty of plants and trees, outcroppings of rocks, and an overnight shelter. The exhibit fits the show’s theme of “Explore America: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service.” The exhibit will be in the Main Exhibition Hall.
To get inspiration for the exhibit’s design, students spent a day hiking the trail in northern Pennsylvania and heard a talk by former president Guy Gardner, who hiked the entire trail several years ago.
The show runs from Saturday, March 5, to Sunday, March 13, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia. For more information call 215-988-8899 or visit www.theflowershow.com.
Funding for the exhibit is being provided by the Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation, Aqua America, Inc., and the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Donations of printed panels are being provided by KC Sign, and exhibit brochures by Precision Print/Safeguard Business Systems and Wendy Jones. Plants were provided at a discounted rate by Redbud Native Plant Nursery, Octoraro Native Plant Nursery, and Colwells Ginseng.
Don’t Miss Williamson On TV!
On Saturday, March 5, from 7-8 PM, WPVI-TV, channel 6, is going to include a segment on Williamson’s exhibit in their annual Flower Show Preview show. A camera crew filmed several horticulture seniors and Chuck Feld, the horticulture instructor who oversees the exhibit, on campus and will be filming them again during the exhibit setup this week at the Convention Center to add to the footage.
THIS IS MUST SEE TV!