Come hear award-winning and nationally renowned professionals share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association. All are welcome to register. Registration fee for each class: $29/$35. Register for three or more over the phone (718.817.8747) and receive a 10% discount.
CEUs available: APLD and LA CES
A Gardening Life: James Alexander-Sinclair
October 22, 2019
“Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion.” So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK’s foremost garden designers.
The Art of Photographing Landscapes: Ngoc Minh Ngo
November 19, 2019
Ngoc Minh Ngo’s images of gardens and landscapes—from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco—go “beyond mere beauty and into the sublime.”
Farming in the Concrete Jungle: Ben Flanner
December 17, 2019
Co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest rooftop soil farm, Ben Flanner shares his insights about the future of urban agriculture and what it takes to run a commercial farm on manufactured land.
A Gathering of Stones: Dan Snow
January 21, 2020
Dan Snow’s work brings stone into sharp focus by elevating this humble, natural material to new heights, fusing environment and art, and offering new perspectives on both.
Plants for Reclaimed Land: Andi Pettis
February 18, 2020
Drawing on her experience turning once-feral urban landscapes such as Governors Island and the High Line into thriving natural ecosystems, plantsperson Andi Pettis will help you select plants that work best on challenging land.
Federal Twist: James Golden's Daring Dance with Nature
March 17, 2020 – CANCELLED
James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in Jersey. Faced with a challenging setting, he planted into the existing weedy matrix, creating a lauded garden by eschewing traditional techniques.