Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Why Do We Need Green Spaces? Find Out at 92Y
Always at the intersection of the zeitgeist, The 92Y consistently produces compelling and topical issues and tonight offers a particularly "colorful" area of interest: the greening of our lives. (And no, not just because it's pre St. Patrick's Day!)
We viscerally know we need Green in our communities. Find out why and how we need to preserve and protect and grow the Green Spaces -- the botanical gardens, the urban farms, the parks -- and in so doing -- the quality of our lives.
The speaker, Don Rakow serves as the Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations as well as the director of the Cornell Graduate Program in Public Garden Management and is a professor of horticulture.
He is also the co-author -- along with Sharon A. Lee -- of the book: Public Garden Management - A Complete Guide to the Planning and Administration of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. (to order call, 800-355-1751 or www.wiley.com/buy/9780470532133
I remain honored and humbled to have been chosen to provide the chapter, Public Relations and Marketing Communications for the book's Part I: Programmatic Functions. The entire book is a must-have reference for anyone interested in horticulture and managing public gardens. Recently, the New York Botanical Garden's School of Professional Horticulture secured copies for their top-flight, rigorous curricula. Follow the leader!