FRI-C07: Botanophilia and the Evolution of the Nursery Industry in the United States

Start Date
10/19/2018
End Date
10/19/2018
Description
The U.S. nursery industry we know today evolved from obsessive plant trading between the Colonies and Europe in the 17th century. This session explores how American botanophilia intersected with innovation and major cultural, industrial, developmental, and political events, to support the proliferation of commercial nurseries and, by extension, landscape architecture.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Gain an understanding of the origins of Colonial botanophilia and the means and methods used in the 18th Century plant trade between the Colonies and Europe 2. Make connections between the cultural, social, political, and technological developments of the 19th and 20th Centuries that enabled the nursery trade to emerge and flourish throughout the United States. 3. Learn how different generations of landscape architects specified and located plants for their projects. 4. Learn how the environmental movement of the late 20th Century expanded and reinvigorated the nursery industry and how landscape architecture continues to enable that expansion.
Instructors
Laura Solano, ASLA; Adam Greenspan, ASLA; ; ;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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