Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Longwood Graduate Program, and the North American Experience (NAX) represents one facet of this type of learning. This trip allows the Fellows to meet other public horticulture professionals, discuss current issues within the context of their own gardens, and tour new sites. The Director chooses each year’s N.A.X. location based upon contacts throughout the United States/Canada, and the students’ cumulative experiences. Students are assigned specific responsibilities during NAX, including a blog, which utilize their writing, editing, and photographic skills.