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Historic Landscapes as Venues for Sustainable Design with Larry Weaner

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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For just under thirty years, renowned landscape designer Larry Weaner has urged America to rethink its love affair with the manicured lawn. Since establishing his firm in 1982, Weaner has pushed for “planned, natural landscapes” that eliminate the need for frequent mowing and other unsustainable practices, advocating native plants that have an ecological relationship to the indigenous landscape. Weaner is now one of the most sought-after and forward-thinking landscape designers in the world. At Green-Wood, he has just completed the first phase of redesigning the tiered slopes (dotted with nineteenth-century mausoleums) alongside the Historic Chapel. Through his thoughtful plant selection, he has introduced flora that might have grown here in the cemetery’s earliest days (1830s), creating a habitat for pollinators and wildlife. In this program, Weaner will discuss how historic landscapes can become pioneers in the field of sustainable design.

Tickets: $20, $15 for members of Green-Wood or The Brooklyn Historical Society

Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel: enter cemetery through main gates at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue

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