Friday, July 31, 2015

Garden Lecture



Branford Community Gardens, Inc.
Presents
A Lecture and Garden Tour

“The Making of a Garden(er):  An Urbanist Architect in the Garden” by Frederick Bland, FAIA AICP
September 13, 2015, 1 PM ,Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek, CT
The program consists of a one-hour lecture at the library followed by a tour of Fred’s Stony Creek garden
Rain date: September 20, 2015, 1 PM, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

For more information visit our website: www.branfordctgardens.org
 
Frederick Bland has provided design leadership over the past 42 years for educational, residential and cultural facilities in both the U.S. and China. He has directed downtown redevelopment plans nationally, working with clients that require options for long-term growth. Mr. Bland began his career at Beyer Blinder Belle in 1972, became the first non-founding partner in 1978, and Managing Partner in 2004. An Adjunct Professor in the History of Art Department of New York University since 1990, he has also lectured on design at Yale University, Columbia University, Pratt and City College. He has been a member of the Vestry of Trinity Church, Wall Street since 2004; Chairman of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 2007; Chairman of the Fitch Foundation since 2012, Chairman of the Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation since 2014. Since 2008 he has served as a commissioner of the Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York.
                Mr. Bland has served on a number of civic boards including the Brooklyn Heights Association, where he was president from 1992 to 1994; the Brooklyn Historical Society; a founding member of the Friends of Education Committee at the Museum of Modern Art; and the New York Foundation for Architecture, where he was president in 2000; and the Rembrandt Club, where he was president from 2001 to 2003.
                He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Yale University in 1968 and 1972, respectively.

                Branford Community Gardens, Inc., established in 2009, is an all-volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion of locally grown, organic produce. Our garden site is at 16 Birch Rd, and comprises twenty-two individual plots for rent - fourteen 20’ x 20’ plots and eight 10’ x 20’ plots.  All produce from an additional 20’ x 50’ plot is donated to families in need in Branford. We have a robust volunteer corps dedicated to this endeavor.