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Walkovic & Schumacher Memorial Lecture 2024: Paul Tukey
Science Center, Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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Sunday, January 21, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Category: Annual Events & Programs

Walkovic  & Schumacher Memorial Lecture 2024
Speaker: Paul Tukey
"The Art of Sustainable Landscape Design – Organic Gardening Lessons from the Glenstone Museum and other Great American Yards "

The Walkovic & Schumacher Memorial Lecture is co-sponsored by the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. This in-person lecture is free and open to the public. A virtual option will also be available.
Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into nearly 300 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Montgomery County, Maryland, less than 15 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. It is billed as a combined experience of art, architecture, and nature. Our speaker, Paul Tukey, is Glenstone’s Director of Environmental Stewardship. We will learn how Paul and his team at Glenstone sustainably manage over 360 acres and how to apply these principles to your landscape.

Paul Tukey is an award-winning journalist, author, filmmaker, HGTV host, consultant and motivational public speaker who is internationally recognized as a pioneering leader in sustainable landscaping. Now serving as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Md., Paul is helping to create a “living classroom” on the all-organic 300-acre site that includes native meadows, a five-acre organic lawn, restored streams and tributaries, forests, and more than 11,000 newly planted native trees.
Winner of the prestigious Communicator of the Year Award from the American Horticultural Society as well as the 2018 Green Medal Award from the Garden Writers of America, Paul has been featured in thousands of media outlets from Martha Stewart and Good Morning America as well as National Geographic, Reader's Digest, and the New York Times, which called him the “godfather of the natural land care movement.” He has published four magazines, including People, Places & Plants (1995-2009), and produced and co-hosted an HGTV show of the same name. His books include the Organic Lawn Care Manual (Storey 2007) and Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games (Storey 2012). His 2010 feature-length documentary film titled, “A Chemical Reaction,” profiling the lawn pesticide bans sweeping across Canada and the U.S., earned three EMMY nominations.
An avid gardener, photographer and runner, Paul, 61, now resides at Glenstone with his wife, Katie, and daughters Aimee and Angie. His daughter Christina is a physician in Bath, Maine and his son, Paul III, is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles.
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