South Korean Researcher, Dr. Sang-Mi Lee Visits NC Community & Therapeutic Gardens

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Dr. Sang-Mi Lee

The NC State Extension Gardener program recently welcomed Dr. Sang-Mi Lee, who on behalf of the government of the Republic of Korea, came to the U.S. to learn more about community and therapeutic gardens. Dr. Lee works for the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science in the Department of Horticultural Crop Research in the Urban Agriculture Research Division.

While in North Carolina she visited . . .

Intent on building a strong network of US partners she also visited:

  • New York City Community Gardens
  • Image of Sang-Mi Lee and Bobby Wilson

    Sang-Mi Lee and Bobby Wilson, Executive Director of the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm

    The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm and the Atlanta Food Bank Community Gardens

  • Denver Urban Gardens
  • Sacramento Community Gardens
  • Seattle Community Gardens

While in the United States she attended the International Master Gardener Conference in Valley Forge, PA, and National Children and Youth Garden Symposium in Madison WI.

Dr. Lee shared information on her research on the health benefits of gardening to a wide array of populations including seniors, prison inmates, and youth gardeners. She also gathered a wealth of information, ideas, and contacts to take home with her. We look forward to her return.