Lecture Registration

Thank you for your interest in continuing education at the Morris Arboretum!

Connections Beyond Our Garden
Talks on People, Plants, and Place

Returning for its 5th season, our mid-week afternoon series will have three stimulating and provocative talks in October, November and December.
A reception with refreshments will follow each presentation.  Reservations and payment are required in advance as space is limited.

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Tropical Conservation via Biodiversity- Costa Rica
Tropical Conservation via Biodiversity Development: A Real World Case from Costa Rica.
Daniel Janzen, DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Why do caterpillars eat the plants they eat? Why do wasps and flies eat the caterpillars they eat? And why do they do it that way in a complex dry forest, rain forest and cloud forest in northwestern Costa Rica? The answers, and the research processes themselves, have broad application to how one may use the biodiversity of a conserved tropical wildland by non-destructive use of land.

Daniel Janzen divides his time between his professorship in Conservation Biology at Penn and field work in Costa Rica at Area de Conservacion, Guanacaste (www.acguanacaste.ac.cr). One of the oldest, largest and most successful habitat restoration projects in the world, Janzen and his wife Dr. Winnie Hallwachs have spent decades constructing this World Heritage site devoted to answering the question....how can society use tropical wildlands, and all of their biodiversity, without destroying them?
Single class scheduled on 10/7/2015 at 2:00PM
Attendees: 1 $15.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

Getting & Giving- Cooking Seasonally & Eating Well
Getting and Giving-Tales of Cooking Seasonally and Eating Well for the Holidays
Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, Canal House

Hirsheimer was a founder and executive editor, and Hamilton the test kitchen director and food editor of Saveur magazine. They now publish the award-winning series of seasonally inspired cookbooks, Canal House Cooking in Frenchtown, NJ. Together they do all the writing, recipe development, photography, illustrations, design and production. In addition to their cookbooks, and daily blog, Canal House Cooks Lunch, they collaborate on projects with notable chefs and restaurateurs, cookbook authors, editors, garden designers, food entrepreneurs and distillers including: Los Angeles chef/restaurateur Nancy Silverton, Chicago's master chef and television personality Rick Bayless, and Kentucky's finest bourbon distillery, Maker's Mark.

Hirsheimer and Hamilton will share stories from their travels all over the world and from our own beautiful corner of the Northeast where they use ingredients found in most markets, building relationships with the people who grow, craft, raise and sell the foods we eat.
Single class scheduled on 11/11/2015 at 2:00PM
Attendees: 1 $15.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

Beauty, Craft and Creating Public Spaces in a City
Laurie Olin, Partner, OLIN

Bryant Park in NYC, Washington Monument Grounds in Washington DC, the American Academy in Rome, US Embassy in London, and, closer to home, the Barnes Foundation, Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, and Dilworth Park. These are just a few of the projects from the portfolio of the internationally known firm OLIN. Dedicated to affecting positive change through landscape architecture, urban design and planning, the firm is known for creating iconic and vibrant landscapes. It advocates for the artful creation and transformation of the public realm, practicing in a range of scales, including ecological and regional systems that inspire engagement with the natural world.

Laurie Olin, winner of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, a distinguished teacher, author and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today, has guided many of OLIN's signature projects from vision to realization. He will speak about the sculpture gardens, parks and civic spaces the firm designed between 1975-2015, the challenges in designing these types of projects, and what makes for a successful public space.
Single class scheduled on 12/2/2015 at 2:00PM
Attendees: 1 $15.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

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