Upcoming Talk in NYC: Restorative Landscapes

The New York ASLA is hosting a presentation on Restorative Landscapes this month (1/14), with speakers Jack Carman, Nancy Chambers, and Naomi Sachs (that’s me!). The three of us will talk about “the power of designed outdoor spaces to relieve stress and promote healing.”

I’m honored to be in such good company. Jack is president of Design for Generations, a landscape architecture and planning firm that focuses on designing therapeutic outdoor environments for seniors, and he has just published the book Re-Creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging, which I reviewed last month (and year…). He is also a member of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network’s Advisory Board. Nancy Chambers is the Director of the most comprehensive horticultural therapy program in the country, the Enid Haupt Glass Garden at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine. The Glass Garden is a terrific resource for designers and horticultural therapists, right in the heart of NYC. Nancy is also on the Faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Please join us on January 14th, 6:30 p.m., at the Arsenal, 5th Avenue & 65th Street. $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members; you can pay cash at the door or RSVP at www.nyasla.org. Dirtworks, PC is sponsoring the event, and there will be refreshments served after the talk.

See you there!