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November 3, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual: Beyond the Library - Parks for All: Frederick Law Olmsted

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Central Park, Prospect Park, and Boston's Emerald Necklace are popular today because of the way landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted designed them. He believed in the wonder of nature as a remedy to the stress of urban life. He also believed in free access for all. In this year, the 200th anniversary of his birth, discover the trademarks of Olmsted’s design and see how these are enjoyed today.

About Roxanne Zimmer:

Roxanne Zimmer, Ph.D., has been spreading the word about best garden practices for many years. In her Community Horticulture role at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Suffolk County, NY, Roxanne speaks to school and community groups about why we should be reducing lawns, planting natives and more vegetables. She trains Master Gardeners and recently launched The Joy of Gardening, an online gardening course for those who want to become better home gardeners.  

She has presented at national conferences of the American Horticultural Society and the American Community Garden Association.

When not weeding, Roxanne can be found raising oysters with the Cornell Marine program.

This event is hosted by the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Library, and is a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries. Ashlanders are invited to join virtually by registering through the zoom link. 

 "Beyond the Library" is a series based on our libraries' Museum Pass Programs - if you have not used the Trustees of Reservations Pass, you can reserve one today - it allows you discounted entry into several MA locations that were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted!  Our Museum Pass program, which consists of 17 passes for museums and experiences throughout MA, is sponsored by the Friends of Ashland Library.

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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