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January 2021

NYBG: Sue Stuart-Smith: The Well-Gardened Mind

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote NY United States + Google Map
$15 – $18

Distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener Sue Stuart-Smith believes our minds and our gardens interact in ways that can sustain our innermost selves. Her beautifully written UK bestseller, The Well-Gardened Mind, offers inspiring perspectives on the power of gardening to change people's lives. For Stuart-Smith, a garden is much more than a beloved physical space. It is a mental space where you can hear your thoughts immersed in the primal awareness not only of nature's beauty, but the eternal cycle of the seasons.…

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GRHC: Designing for Biodiversity

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Remote NY United States
$50

One of the co-benefits of green infrastructure is that it provides pollinator habitat and supports local biodiversity. Designing with biodiversity in mind is becoming increasingly important as cities lose green space. Some municipalities even have incentives to encourage pollinator friendly-landscapes but there is more to biodiversity than just birds and bees. Join GRHC’s Green Infrastructure For Biodiversity Protection and Enhancement Symposium to understand the critical role living architecture plays in resilient and diverse urban ecosystems. Design professionals share best practices and design principles…

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February 2021

NYBG: Leslie Bennett: Gardens of Sanctuary

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote NY United States + Google Map
$15 – $18

Founder and owner of Pine House Edible Gardens, Leslie Bennett designs, builds, and maintains edible and culturally resonant landscapes that are beautiful and productive. The gardens she creates provide visual, physical, and cultural inspiration-along with nourishing organic harvests of food, flowers and medicinal herbs. With degrees from Harvard, Columbia Law School, and University College London in the fields of environmental law,cultural property, and social justice, Bennett brings a rare and important perspective to her landscape designs and her business practices.…

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March 2021

NYBG: Larry Weaner: Music Composition and Landscape Design

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote NY United States + Google Map
$15 – $18

For landscape designer and composer Larry Weaner, garden design and music composition have much in common. While one may be visual and the other sonic, both look to explore freedom of expression within formal constraints. Both are endlessly engaging pursuits, where no matter how much you know, there is always more to discover. Working with plants—like playing jazz—is a give and take, a call and response, where every action stimulates a reaction—with sometimes unexpected consequences. Weaner believes that understanding the…

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