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Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can

  • Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium 5 Monument Way Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Why You Can’t Buy
a Forest in a Can:

 

Managing and Restoring Diversity in our Woodlands and Gardens


William Cullina, Director of Horticulture/Plant Curator, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6-7pm. 
Free and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated.

Eastern North America is blessed with some remarkable forests; forests that have suffered from 400 years of logging, plowing, pollution, and invasive pests. As our human population grows, so does the pressure on the remaining lands.  This talk will look at the distinctive characteristics of our eastern forests and what we can do in our own backyards and communities to restore the diversity of our woodlands.

William Cullina is the Director of Horticulture/Plant Curator for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. He is an award-winning leader in horticulture and botanical garden design and management, and has been honored with a national Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs Inc. 

The 2016-17 Landmarks Lecture Series sponsored by

The Evolving Landscape: 
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium,
Tuesdays from 6 – 7 pm

Whether a backyard garden, the grounds of a grand estate, a public park, botanical garden, or cemetery, landscapes tell us a great deal about our history, identity and culture. Please join us as Landmarks explores how human interaction shapes the landscape and what that tells us. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
History in Your Own Backyard:
The cultural landscape seen every day and the evolvings changes in garden design

Lucinda Brockway, Historic Landscape Specialist, Past Designs

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can:
Managing and Restoring Diversity in our Woodlands and Gardens

William Cullina, Director of Horticulture/Plant Curator, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Why Your World Looks the Way It Does and Why It Matters:
Cultural Landscape as Visual Culture

Kent Ryden, Professor Emeritus of American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Urban Cemeteries:
Opportunities for Horticulture

Dennis Collins, Horticultural Curator, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Free and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested and appreciated. Thank you to the Portland Public Library for hosting the series. 

Earlier Event: October 31
Trick-or-Treat at the Portland Observatory
Later Event: December 2
Four a Cause