garden http://wamc.org en National Historic Landmark Manitoga - Nature and Design http://wamc.org/post/national-historic-landmark-manitoga-nature-and-design <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Designer </span>Russel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wright (1904 to 1976) revolutionized the American home through his contribution of inexpensive, mass produced dinnerware, furniture, appliances, and textiles.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>His home, studio, and woodland garden - collectively called <a href="http://www.russelwrightcenter.org">Manitoga</a> - are located in Garrison, NY. Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.</p><p>Here we speak with Allison Cross, the Executive Director of Manitoga. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 92701 at http://wamc.org National Historic Landmark Manitoga - Nature and Design Berkshire Botanical Garden Winter Lecture To Be Given By Louis Benech http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-botanical-garden-winter-lecture-be-given-louis-benech <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><a href="http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ai1ec_event/winter-lecture/?instance_id=2506" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berkshire Botanical Garden</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will present guest lecturer </span><a href="http://www.louisbenech.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louis Benech</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for their 2014 Winter Lecture, “Freedom And Responsibility In My Approach To Garden Design,” taking place on February </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington, MA.</span></p><p>Louis Benech came to gardening through his love of plants. In 1985, he began his career as a garden designer and landscape architect. Since then, he has designed and carried out some 300 projects, from Korea to Panama, from New Zealand to the United States. While most of his work has been for private individuals, he has also received commissions from large multinational companies such as Hermès, Axa and Novartis. He has also worked on many established historic gardens, such as those at the Elysée Palace, the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, the gardens of the Archives Nationales in Paris, and the Achilleion in Corfu. He is currently working on the creation of a new garden in the Water Theatre Grove of the Palace of Versailles.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82193 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Botanical Garden Winter Lecture To Be Given By Louis Benech "The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life" by Margaret Roach http://wamc.org/post/backyard-parables-lessons-gardening-and-life-margaret-roach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, Margaret Roach, has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55851 at http://wamc.org "The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life" by Margaret Roach 78th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival http://wamc.org/post/78th-annual-berkshire-harvest-festival <p>The 78th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival --one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country-- takes place at the <a href="http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/">Berkshire Botanical Garden</a> in Stockbridge, MA on October 6th and 7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Berkshire Harvest Festival features crafts, food, live music, a silent auction, kids’ activities – and more!</p><p>We are joined by Executive Director of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, Molly Boxer and Chairman of their Trustees, Matt Larkin.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 48037 at http://wamc.org 78th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival Listener Essay - The Object of My Affection http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-object-my-affection <p>Elisa Meredith is a counselor and writer. She can be found with pen and notebook in various independent coffeehouses throughout the Capital Region.</p><p>Music - The Beach Boys - "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TDEYAK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000TDEYAK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Vegetables</a>"</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:53:20 +0000 45158 at http://wamc.org