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Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line - A Talk by Andi Pettis - Free Admission

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Grow Native Massachusetts presents a talk by Andi Pettis, Director of Horticulture for the Friends of the High Line.

The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape. Wildly successful and overwhelmingly popular, caring for this garden in the sky poses unique challenges. Andi will describe how her team uses traditional and innovative horticultural techniques, how they work to promote the parks biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and how they foster an emotional connection to nature in this challenging urban environment.

As Director of Horticulture for the Friends of the High Line, Andi Pettis leads a world-class team of gardeners who care for this beloved elevated park in Manhattan. Andi's horticulture career in New York City spans nearly two decades, including work in both private and public garden settings, park management, and teaching at the New York Botanical Garden.

CEUs Available: APLD (1.5 credits);
NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

Grow Native Massachusetts at the Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsor(s): Grow Native Massachusetts
Time(s): 7:00 - 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 781-790-8921

Published on Thursday, January 04, 2018.
All information is subject to change.

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