Waste Not Want Not — April 12, 2014 — our Next Event!

On Saturday, April 12, Farmingdale State College’s Department of Urban Horticulture and Design will host “Waste Not Want Not.”  This educational day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the college’s Teaching Gardens and Greenhouse. The public is invited to support The Sustainable Garden of the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design through the $10 admission fee.
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This is the first major event hosted by the department since changing its name to Urban Horticulture and Design. Urban Horticulture speaks to the program’s location within the New York City metro area and its unique mandate to address horticulture in the context of challenges and opportunities indigenous to this environment.

The Field Day will also feature a CSA Fair (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) garden tours, plants for sale, a variety of vendors, and local food. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. There is no admission fee for this section of the Field Day.

Renowned speakers include the following:
• Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY
• Lucie Searle, Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Providence Preservation Society, Providence, RI, and real estate developer coordinator, AS220, Providence, RI
• Richard Arnedos, Landscape Architect, Nassau County Park Department, and Adjunct Professor, Farmingdale State College
• Halina Steiner, Creative Director, dlandstudio: architecture and landscape architecture, Brooklyn, NY
• Michael Veracka, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design, Farmingdale State College

“Waste Not Want Not” is held in conjunction with Farmingdale State College’s Open House which offers potential students an opportunity to tour the campus, and talk with students and faculty. And for students interested in horticulture, one of the college’s earliest and most distinguished programs, the Field Day will answer any and all questions.

 Schedule *| Complete Listing of Lectures (click here)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks
  • 8:45 a.m.: The Comeback Kids: Breathing New Life Into Hicks and Cutler Halls- Lucie Searle
  • 9:45 a.m.: Take a break by walking through the vendors and see all there is to offer. Visit the CSA Fair and sign up for fresh produce throughout the season.
  • 10:15 a.m.: Design for Water: From Watersheds to Bioswales– Halina Steiner
  • 11:15 a.m.: Stretch your legs
  • 11:30 a.m.: CSA Panel Discussion
  • Noon: Lunch with concert by student band
  • 12:30-1pm: Panel discussion with Farmingdale Horticulture students regarding
  • Landscape Sustainability Topics and student projects
  • 1:30 p.m.: From Forest to Table: Repurposing Long Island’s Woods – Richard Arnedos
  • 2:45 p.m.: Grow More with Less: Sustainable Garden Methods – Vincent Simeone
  • 3:45 p.m.: Plant Auction

*subject to modification
The history of the horticulture program at Farmingdale State dates to the founding of the institution as an agriculture school over 100 years ago. Long Island’s agricultural roots have been masked by suburban sprawl and our local area is now best viewed as an extension of New York City complete with the challenges and opportunities endemic to urban landscapes. The department no longer views horticulture as a movement based solely on aesthetic improvement. The true challenge is to marry the discipline with contemporary trials faced by urban areas such as limited resources, environmental degradation, paucity of locally grown food and the difficulty of beautifying a complex environment while improving the lives of its residents.

All “Waste Not Want Not” activities will take place at The Teaching Gardens and Greenhouse Complex, conveniently located adjacent to the Smith Street/Rt. 110 entrance on the Farmingdale State College campus.

For more information, contact Michael Veracka, MLA, Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design, Farmingdale State College,
(631) 420-2113.

For more information about The Sustainable Garden, go to www.thesustainablegarden.org.
For further information about the college’s Department of Urban Horticulture and Design, go to www.farmingdale.edu/horticulture.

CSA Fair is Part of Waste Not Want Not Day

 

Department of Urban Horticulture and Design

Farmingdale State College

2350 Broadhollow Rd.

Farmingdale, NY 11735

A D V I S O R Y

February 28, 2014

Contact:  Michael Veracka, Assistant Professor and Chair

Telephone: (631) 420-2113

email: verackm@farmingdale.edu

 

 

Waste Not Want Not

WNWNPosterOn Saturday April 12, Farmingdale State College’s Department of Urban Horticulture and Design will host “Waste Not Want Not.”  The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Teaching Gardens and Greenhouse at the college. The public is invited, and the $10.00 admission will benefit the Sustainable Garden at the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design. This event coincides with Farmingdale State College’s Open House and celebrates the remarkable resiliency of the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design, a founding program of the college.

The event will also feature a CSA Fair (10:00 am – 2:00 pm), garden tours, plants for sale, a variety of vendors, and local food.

CSA Fair

The CSA Fair will allow numerous Long Island area growers to co-mingle with people interested in purchasing a share in a local farm operation and supporting Long Island agriculture

 

CSA Fair is to take place as part of:

Sustainability Garden Educational Field Day

Location: Farmingdale State College Teaching Gardens, 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Date: April 12, 2014

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free

For further information contact:

Michael Veracka, Assistant Professor and Chair: Telephone: (631) 420-2113 email:verackm@farmingdale.edu

 

Lecture Descriptions:

Speaker presentation descriptions: Waste Not Want Not (find out more) – April 12, 2014

Title of PresentationThe Comeback Kids:  Breathing New Life Into Hicks and Cutler Halls

Time of Presentation: 8:45am – 9:45am

Presenter:  Lucie Searle, Real Estate Developer, Providence, RI and Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Providence Preservation Society.

Description of Presentation: Hicks Hall, originally the “Horticulture” building and Cutler Hall, the “Agronomy” building, date back to 1914, the early founding years of today’s Farmingdale State College.  These turn-of-the century classically styled buildings, now vacant and in disrepair, represent an unusual opportunity to celebrate Farmingdale’s roots and to provide extremely attractive 21st century facilities by a thoughtful restoration and re-purposing of these two stately structures. Using a number of examples of completed projects, Ms. Searle will explain the process, effort and costs associated with re-using old buildings. She will also suggest some “next steps” that might be undertaken to jumpstart the rehabilitation of  Hicks and Cutler.

Title of presentation: Design for Water: From Watersheds to Bioswales

Time of presentation:  Saturday April 12: 10:15am- 11:15am

Presenter: Halina Steiner, Creative Director, dlandstudio: architecture and landscape architecture, Brooklyn, NY

Description of presentation:

WNWNPosterWater, once abundant and cheap, is poised to become the new oil as the entire world faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. If we are to avert a devastating shortage, we must look at alternate water sources in the planning of new developments and management of existing densely populated regions such as the greater New York area. In her presentation Halina Steiner, MLA, will discuss the collaborative work her firm is involved in to improve water quality. Specific examples of stormwater management across scales, from watershed to localized capture will be detailed and projects shown will include Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, Alley Pond Environmental Center, HOLD System: Bronx River, and HOLD System: Flushing Creek.

Title of presentation: From Forest to Table: Repurposing Long Island’s Woods

Time of presentation:  Saturday April 12: 1:30pm -2:30pm

Presenter: Richard Arnedos, Landscape Architect, Horticulturist II,  Nassau County Department of Public Works, Adjunct Professor, Farmingdale State College Department of Urban Horticulture and Design.

Description of presentation:

Super storm Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on Long Island’s entire landscape. Many forest communities were severely damaged and countless private landowners, town, county and state government agencies still face monumental tasks cleaning up downed trees and debris and assessing the overall health of the forest. With every challenge comes an opportunity to think anew. In this presentation landscape architect Richard Arnedos will discuss the work his agency is doing to manage storm damaged county parklands and offer insights as to how many of Long Island’s diverse species of trees lend themselves to making products beyond firewood and wood chips. Rich will show examples of how to harvest and mill wood and design and create useful structures and furniture.

 

Title of presentation: Grow More with Less: Sustainable Garden Methods

Time of presentation:  Saturday April 12: 2:45pm -3:45pm

Presenter: Vincent Simeone

Description of presentation: This talk will demystify the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening. Topics include why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of integrated pest management in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation, installing rain barrels and cisterns, and more. Grow More with Less is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for sustainable gardening.