Please join us for our 2nd Annual National Pollinator Week event to be held at the new NYC Kettal Showroom!
With bee populations being threatened by colony collapse, lack of quality habitat, disease and pesticide use, it is critical that we address the issues and provide as much healthy habitat as possible. Urban landscapes offer a large range of opportunities to incorporate pollinator plant species and techniques. These projects also pose challenges with regard to maintenance, heavy use, harsh growing conditions, and public perception. This presentation and panel discussion will investigate established and emerging strategies for developing appropriate habitat to support pollinators that also work for urban conditions.
1.5 CEUs pending
Generously sponsored and hosted by Kettal in their new NYC Showroom!
Mary Woltz, Bees Needs, http://beesneeds.com/
MEETING THE BEES’ NEEDS
The plight of the honeybee has received much attention in the past decade, but many of her challenges remain poorly understood. Thus far efforts to aid her have produced only limited results. Mary Woltz is the owner and operator of Bees’ Needs, an apiary based in Sag Harbor, NY. She also has a Masters degree in landscape architecture. Her talk will provide context for the plight of the honeybee and share fifteen years of experiences with these incredible animals. She will also discuss why we should care—and how
landscape designers in particular can help.
Greg Miller, FASLA, Principal at MRWM Landscape Architects, http://www.mrwmla.com/
Gregory Miller, FASLA has twenty years of experience as a landscape architect, and is a Principal with the firm MRWM Landscape Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has developed a design philosophy that integrates sustainable development trends with site specific ecological and human needs. This combination results in innovative projects that are functional, safe, accessible, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible. He works extensively on parks, streetscapes, campuses, and health care facilities. He has recently been a speaker at national and regional conferences on topics including: inclusive play area design, the evolution of play environments, enriching landscapes with appropriate cultural design elements, designing public landscapes for maintenance, adaptive planting design strategies, and high efficiency irrigation design.
Greg teaches Construction Materials as an adjunct professor in the MLA program at the University of New Mexico. He is currently President of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Greg graduated from Texas A&M University.
CeCe Haydock, Landscape Architect, http://constancehaydock.com/
CeCe Haydock is a graduate of Princeton University (BA English), and received her masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. After working for the New York City Parks Department, she was an employee for the design firm, Innocenti & Webel in Locust Valley, NY, before starting her own practice.
Currently, CeCe is SITES (the Sustainable Sites Initiative) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited; she is a collaborator with StudioverdeUS, a landscape architecture firm which focuses on sustainability and green building. CeCe was the project manager for a SITES Pilot Project, the Hempstead Plains nature preserve, (Long Island NY); recently, StudioverdeUS helped jump-start the SITES process for Colby College (ME), and is responsible for SITES certification for a new park of the Atlanta Beltline (Georgia).