2011

NATURALLY SPEAKING

LECTURE SERIES

SAVE THE DATES: August 24th • September 21st • October 26th

               at HOFFMAN CENTER 6000 Northern Boulevard, Muttontown, NY

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH: 7:00 P.M. LECTURE

Constance T. Haydock is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and the project manager of a Long Island native grassland pilot project, which will test sustainable practices in the landscape. She is a national and chapter member of the US Green Building Council and the American Society of Landscape Architects. A graduate of Princeton University, she has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry.

 “Native Grasslands: The Original Green”

Once covering nearly 60,000 acres, Long Island’s Hempstead Plains has been reduced to a mere 60 acres.  Those patches of native grasslands, however, are zealously protected by passionate preservationists. What are the features of these grasslands and why are they important to us? How are they part of a larger network of protected Long Island open spaces, including the Hoffman Center? This evening, in our first Naturally Speaking talk, we will also learn how the Hempstead Plains is playing a role in a ground-breaking, national study of sustainable building guidelines.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST: 7:00 P.M. LECTURE

Barry Rivadue is a videographer who for the past twenty years has made documentaries about Long Island’s history and related preservation issues for various historical organizations. Since 2006 he has been a board member and video historian for the North Shore Historical Museum. Mr. Rivadue has taught video production at Webb Institute and has published several reference volumes. During the last days of the studio era in 1967 he toured the now vanished back lots and other Hollywood environs.

“Long Island’s & Hollywood’s Shared Film History”

Long Island and the New York area were a vital part of early film history, several pioneers of whom journeyed to Hollywood by 1915. Even today, Long Island continues to be a strong presence in movies with new production facilities and extensive location filming, much like a hundred years ago.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH: 7:00 P.M. LECTURE

Margaret Roach   Even in a cold-winter zone with a short growing season, the gardener can achieve a compelling 365-day landscape with a combination of smart planting and learning how to see (and appreciate) all that Nature offers. It's not only the obvious full-bloom Hydrangea or rose that makes a garden! The tactics and plants of a year-round garden, and a history of the making of one, in photos and words.

 

Refreshments Served

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 516-922-8676 Or email: emcgurk@plantingfields.org

$10 Individual Lecture / $25 Entire Series / For Information: www.plantingfields.org