Lecture Series

Engaging in Uncomfortable Conversations – talking with clients and the public about controversial issues in Horticulture

Kathleen Salisbury, MS Public Horticulture, Director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Bio:

Kathy has a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley University and an MS in Public Horticulture Administration from the University of Delaware where she was a Longwood Fellow. With a wide-range of experience in horticulture, Kathy’s passion is connecting people to plants through education and experiences. She has attempted to this in a variety of positions; as a horticulturist gardening vacant lots, school gardens and urban public parks, as a teacher at the high school and postsecondary levels, as a regular lecturer at regional public gardens and most recently as an extension educator. Kathy has been in leadership positions of a number of organizations including the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Laurelwood Arboretum, SlowFood Northern NJ and the Native Plant Society of NJ where she lead the organization for 9 years. A native plant enthusiast whose two favorite plants are not native at all, you can find Kathy getting her hands dirty at the Tuesday morning volunteer days in the Arboretum, tending her home organic veggie garden, herding her happy hens around the yard, on a snowboard or in a kayak depending on the weather.

Lecture summary:

From invasive plants to deer control, the field of horticulture and landscape design is not without its controversies. Certainly, many projects have suffered setbacks when a controversial issue arises. During this interactive session, we will cover different points of view regarding a variety of contentious topics in our field and discuss ways to engage people in a productive and meaningful dialogue.

 

Horticulture Senior Seminar - Heavy metal trees: using physiology techniques to study plant response to metal contaminated soils

Allyson Salisbury, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Urban Forestry Lab Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Heavy metal trees: using physiology techniques to study plant response to metal contaminated soils

2:00-3:00 PM, Ambler Learning Center 209

  • Date & Time

    2017-09-29 2:00am
  • Location

    Ambler Learning Center 209
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Temple University Founders Garden Redesign Discussion and Tour

Rosa Mannion, RLA, Landscape Architect and Associate, Sikora Wells Appel

Stephen Panasci, MLArch (TU), Project Designer, Sikora Wells Appel

Jenny Ko, Architect, Temple University

 

Temple University Founders Garden Redesign – Discussion and Garden Tour

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Main Campus, Architecture Building - Rm. 404

5:00 - 6:00pm

 

  • Date & Time

    2017-09-26 5:00pm
  • Location

    Main Campus, Architecture Building - Room 404
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Horticulture Senior Seminar - For better and for worse? How Phragmites invasion will alter coastal marsh productivity under global change

Josh Caplan, Ph.D. Research Associate, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Temple University

Open to All

  • Date & Time

    2017-09-22 2:00pm
  • Location

    Ambler Campus Learning Center, Room 209
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The Magic of Children's Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design - Lolly Tai, PhD, RLA, FASLA

Professor Lolly Tai, PhD, RLA, FASLA, will provide a special lecture entitled “Children’s Gardens: Design Features and Goals” with an overview of two case studies on public children’s gardens from her new book The Magic of Children’s Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design.

Co-sponsored by the LA-Hort Department, AED, Tyler School of Art and the Temple University General Activities Fund (GAF) Landscape Architecture CEU’s available.

  • Date & Time

    2017-04-07 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location

    Learning Center 103, Ambler Campus

Building the 21st Century Library: Stories, Spaces, Functions

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building, designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge. 

Join us for part three of the Building the 21st Century Library series: a panel discussion on the pre-design programming process and the library program for the new central library. The library program both addresses practical questions in terms of users, equipment, accommodation, etc., and the symbolic presence of the library on campus.

Past Programming - Andropogon on Sustainable Activism: The Role of Landscape Architects with Tom Amoroso, BSLA (TU), PLA, ASLA, Principal

A Landscape Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, Waste, & Renewal | Jenna Webster

How do you turn around a weed-infested grassland when many of the necessary steps conflict with imperiled bird species already usingthat grassland? Learn how a unique restoration plan for a 100-acre grassland atop a capped landfill negotiated this challenge by synthesizing crowdsourced data, scientific research, field experience, and an interpretative vision steeped in site history.

Jenna Webster is a designer with Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, where she works on landscape master plans for residential and public projects. She also plays a key role in developing programming for the New Directions in the American Landscape conference series. She holds a B.A. and M.Ed from Harvard University and a masters from the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design. Prior to entering the design field, she worked in art museums and community non-profits.

Co-sponsored by the LA-Hort Department, AED, Tyler School of Art and the Temple University General Activities Fund (GAF) Landscape Architecture CEU’s available.

  • Date & Time

    2017-02-17 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location

    Learning Center 103, Ambler Campus
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