January 30, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a Model of Ecological Landscape Design | Director Rebecca McMackin Shares at Plant-O-Rama

On Tuesday we had the delight of attending the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Fall Plant-o-Rama conference. Keynote speaker Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park and fellow ELA Member truly amazed us with the details of the design project, its dedication to sustainability, habitat creation and resource recycling. The 1.3 mile former strip along the East River is a former industrial 

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September 26, 2018

APLD International Design Conference 2018 in Toronto: Recap From a First Time Attendee

The APLD International Design Conference (Sept 13th – 17th 2018) is a power-packed weekend to say the least.  Unlike most conferences I’ve attended, we weren’t locked in a lecture hall for four days.  Rather, APLD strikes the perfect balance of specialist speakers and boots-on-the-ground garden tours; seeing theory in action, which is always preferred! Friday: Lectures, Demos & Networking On 

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December 28, 2017

Protecting Westchester’s Lakes, Ponds & Streams: How To Be a Responsible Steward

I attended the Westchester County Government’s Pond and Lake Management Workshop at the start of the month and learned about the important work of the DEC in overseeing our public water bodies. Pond and lake management is a complicated issue that impacts many facets of the environment and our lives. You may have heard about the Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) 

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