Perennial Plant Conference - Brooklyn Bridge Park: Lessons in Built Ecology

Registration Eligibility
A one-day symposium sponsored by Longwood Gardens, Scott Arboretum, Hardy Plant Society, Chanticleer, and PHS. Open to the public.
Start Date
10/19/2018
End Date
10/19/2018
Description
Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre, organic park in the middle of New
York City, was created with ecology in mind. The park’s beautifully
designed, award-winning piers are a venue for top-notch recreation,
opera and outdoor films. The piers also contain native woodlands,
freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, and numerous meadows. These areas closely mimic native ecosystems and are managed with an
emphasis on wildlife habitat. This talk will detail many of the strategies employed to design an ecological park, as well as the management
techniques used to cultivate biodiverse parkland. These techniques and strategies can be applied to many garden settings
Location
Swarthmore, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Project Management
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand strategies for development of an ecological, mixed use recreation area.
2. Understand management techniques to manage biodiversity.
3. Learn how to apply the lessons from Brooklyn Bridge park to other garden settings.
Instructors
Rebecca McMackin
Website Registration
Course Codes
Provider
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education


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