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Friends of Fairsted 2019 Fall Lecture

Climate Change and Urban Landscapes:
Extending Olmsted's Legacy
Chris Reed, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Boston

This lecture will address the contemporary challenges and implications of climate change on cities and urban landscapes. Reed will explore how Olmsted’s work in the 19th century can act as a model for multifunctional urban parks, and how new versions of these parks and park systems might best take on the climate challenges and social equity issues we face today. Examples of current work in Boston by Reed’s firm Stoss will demonstrate how climate change has renewed Boston’s leadership in imagining open space systems that respond to contemporaneous social and environmental challenges.

Chris Reed is Founding Director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism

 
Landscape Design School

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The popular Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Landscape Design School (LDS) will be held in Lexington on October 24 and 25, 2019. LDS is a series of four courses presented by distinguished lecturers on landscape design, methods, history, theory and analysis. LDS is open to the public. While the courses do not confer professional status, it is an enriching experience and can serve as an entrée to the subject.

The speakers this year include Mark Ahronian, Principal of Ahronian Landscape Design; Christie Dustman, APLD; Heather Heimarck, ASLA; Margie Coffin Brown, ASLA; Kris Scopinich, Massachusetts Audubon Society; Rebecca Soules, Canterbury Village; New Hampshire and Cricket Vlass, Landscape Planner for the town of Wellesley.
To find out more and obtain a registration slip visit here.
 
Diane Kostial McGuire (1934-2019)

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Diane Kostial McGuire passed away on February 28, 2019. McGuire was founder and the first Director of the Raddcliffe Seminars Program in Landscape Design. Perspectives grew out of that program. You can read the 1999 interview with McGuire here.

 
Hear Judith Tankard Talk About Her New Book at Tower Hill
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Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She is the author or coauthor of ten books on landscape history and has been honored with a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association as well as book awards from Historic New England and the American Horticultural Society. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years.

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Tankard will talk about her new book, Gardens of the Arts and Craft Movement, rev., at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The book surveys the rich history of the era and unlocks the secrets to creating a garden faithful to the movement. Arts and Crafts aficionados and garden designers alike will find inspiration in hundreds of contemporary photographs and historic illustrations detailing works that stretch from Gertrude Jekyll's Munstead Wood to storied California estates.

To learn more and register, visit here.
 
Lecture: Artists of New England and Their Gardens

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Massachusetts Horticultural Society will host a special program on January 24, 2019 at 1 PM that focuses on beloved New Engand artists and their gardens.

Gardens are a space for creative rejuvenation, muse, and inspiration. New England is rich with historical artists, poets and writers, and we are lucky to have not only their work but also the gardens that held a special place in their lives. Enjoy an afternoon of presentations exploring these truly inspired settings.

The three presentations include "Amherst has Gone to Eden” by Michael Mederios, formerly of the Emily Dickinson Museum, "Summers for Celia: Then & Again" by Marie Nickerson, Celia Thaxter's Garden Steward and "A Genius for Gardens: Edith Wharton and The Mount" by Anne Schuyler, The Mount's Director of Visitors Services.

The program will take place in the Parkman Room at Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts. For information and Registration go here.
 
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