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STOCKBRIDGE — Eric Ruquist recently was named director of horticulture at Berkshire Botanical Garden. He previously has worked at several Trus…
“Sustainable Food Gardens," Robert Kourik’s new book, is a must-have for those who want to raise their own food in an environmentally-friendly manner.
STOCKBRIDGE — Golden leaves take flight at Berkshire Botanical Garden — but not in the landscape, now slumbering at season’s end.
Rebecca McMackin, director of horticulture at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, acknowledges that the common understanding of a city park is of a lawn, picnic tables and sports fields, and her park has all those things. But, she adds, there is much more there as well. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most innovative urban landscapes in the United States, an example of how humanity can be accommodated in partnership with wildlife and native ecosystems, with all these elements shaped by a concern for sustainability.
There is a place where the arts, education and commerce meet for the benefit of the community, and that intersection is where one is most likely to find Janis Martinson.
This past summer was one of record-breaking rainfall in my corner of Western Massachusetts — our dirt road washed out three times, and our garden soil was too wet to work much of the time. I can’t do much about my road, other than express my gratitude to the town crew that put it right. But I can adapt my garden, with the help of Ginny Stibolt and Sue Reed’s book, "Climate-Wise Landscaping."
First-grade teacher Kathy-Ann Campbell was looking for a sign from her late father. “A sign that he was OK,” she explained, “that he could hear me, that he hadn’t left me, that I could still talk to him.” She found one in the form of a large mosaic at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
We don’t bother often with the nuanced distinctions of morning versus afternoon sun, or the seasonal changes in the sunlight, let alone the changes, subtle but still quite distinct, that transpire from day to day.
"We're at the stage in life, where these bodies of work represent a significant part of my history and a span of time and an amazing consumption of energy," Tom Zetterstrom said during an interview at the Berkshire Botanical Garden's Leonhardt Galleries, where he's showing "Portraits of American Trees."
The show — a collection of 30 silver gelatin prints from his portfolio of American trees and several sprints from his series, "Moving Point of View" — is on view through Oct. 31.