Director of Horticulture Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s experimental approach to planting design has laid the groundwork for horticultural complexity and adaptive management. This talk shares early and evolving design thinking and unique management practices developed over time by BBP’s Horticulture Department to make a landscape that engages and sustains human use and ecological diversity.
Understand the importance of horticulturally rich environments in urban settings, including a diverse range of plant communities and wildlife habitat.
Share strategies for adaptive management that allow landscapes to thrive, evolve, and grow in ways that support design intentions.
Demonstrate how to create a meaningful connection between the mission of the park, the community it serves, and values upheld by the staff.
Learn the necessity and benefit of hiring, retaining, and empowering a passionate field staff, leading to an exemplary work culture that produces lasting and valuable impact on designed landscapes.