Creating Place...Stories of Historic Parks & Gardens
and their Relevance to Horticultural Therapy
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For those wishing to stay in the area, MAHTN has reserved a block of double rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Poughkeepsie, NY, at a special rate of $124/nt. plus tax. This rate applies to reservations made prior to Sept. 1st. To reserve a room at this special MAHTN rate, please click here.
Hampton Inn & Suites
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FUN THINGS TO DO AROUND HYDE PARK
Henry A. Wallace Center at the
FDR Presidential Library and Home,
4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538. For driving directions, click here.
For those who plan to take the train, the National Park Service operates the free "Roosevelt Ride" shuttle service from Poughkeepsie Metro-North Station 7 days a week and will take you to your choice of the Roosevelt Sites and the Vanderbilt Mansion from May through October.
With Gratitude to the Following Outstanding Organizations Which Are Sponsors of MAHTN's 2018 Conference!
"Creating Place...Stories of Historic Parks & Gardens and their Relevance to Horticultural Therapy"
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is the Springwood estate in Hyde Park, NY, the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The National Historic Site was established in 1945.
It's also home to the first US Presidential Library, established there by FDR. The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our day will be centered at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, named in honor of the man who served as Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and Vice-President during Franklin Roosevelt's third term.
In addition to our marvelous speakers, the Conference will provide the opportunity to explore two historically significant gardens located at the site, the Beatrix Ferrand Garden and the Roosevelt Home Garden, and learn about their experiences finding a path to restoration.
David Kamp, FASLA, LF, NA
"Gardens for Everyone:
A collaborative approach to programming and design"
Landscape Architect David Kamp has over 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Through practice, teaching, writing and advocacy, Mr. Kamp’s leadership and unique contributions promoting health through design are at the forefront of the profession. A Harvard Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies, MacDowell Colony Fellow, member of the National Academy of Design and recognized through numerous awards and publications, David has been featured in four nationally and internationally broadcast documentaries. In 2012 University College Falmouth (UK) awarded David an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to the landscape architecture profession.
David has dedicated his career to promoting the many facets and scales of health in the built environment. He founded Dirtworks Landscape Architecture PC, to explore the extent to which design with nature can help restore and protect the well-being of individuals and communities, elevate individual and collective experience, and advance the stewardship of our shared cultural and natural resources.
David's presentation will feature projects that developed a collaborative approach to expand therapeutic programs into public gardens with strong historical legacies. The presentation will emphasize:
“Art of the Heirloom”
As founder of the first seed library in the country and co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Company, and director of Seedshed.org, Ken Greene is a tireless advocate for seed sovereignty and the important role of art in celebrating our agricultural and horticultural heritage.
Through storytelling and spectacular imagery, Ken will explore elegant, humorous, and telling images from the Hudson Valley Seed Company’s collection of antique seed catalogs and contemporary art. He’ll take us on a fascinating journey, showcasing a timeline of our collective seed heritage up to the modern seed industry.
The Hudson Valley Seed Company provides heirloom and open-pollinated seeds for vegetable, flower, and herb varieties. Many of these seeds are produced on their own small farm or sourced from local farmers, farmers in other regions, and from trustworthy wholesale seed houses not owned by or affiliated with multi-national biotech companies.
To celebrate the genetic diversity of their heirloom varieties, each year Hudson Seed commissions regional artists to design and produce art works for new seed varieties.
Conference attendees will be treated a unique opportunity to enjoy viewing several original works of art that will be on display during the conference.