|Sent on:||Monday, November 25, 2013 6:14 AM|
Beelovers and Beekeepers interested in habitat and forage will find interest in this lecture series about Urban Cemeteries to which we have been invited by our hosts at the Parks Department:
TONIGHT: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
Monday 11/25, 6pm, The Arsenal Gallery Central Park, (64th St. and Fifth Ave, Third floor)
To RSVP, please call (212)[masked] or visit
About tonight's lecture:
Speaker Dennis Collins, Horticultural Curator for Mount Auburn Cemetery
Co-sponsored by The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation
Mount Auburn Cemetery is noted for its contributions to horticulture in the 19th century. Today, it strives to reach a new generation of horticulturists and the public at large. The challenges and benefits of turning urban cemeteries into treasured urban green-spaces will be explored.
Dennis Collins is the Horticultural Curator for Mount Auburn Cemetery, a position he has held for the past 18 years after five years there as an arborist. He trained at Stockbridge in Agricultural Science, holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and a M.Sc from the University of Edinburgh / Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland. He also teaches at Arnold Arboretum and Tower Hill
Botanic Garden, both in Massachusetts.
The last in the Urban Cemeteries series will be: Thursday, December 12, 2013 // 6:00 p.m. Managing Cemeteries for Wildlife Habitat, Speaker Don Riepe, Urban Naturalist.
And please remember to save the date for our year-end celebration and fundraiser on December 17th!