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Walkovic & Schumacher Memorial Lecture: The Art of Sustainable Landscaping with Paul Tukey

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Through this presentation, The Art of Sustainable Landscaping: Organic Gardening Lessons from the Glenstone Museum and other Great American Yards, learn how Chief Sustainability Officer Paul Tukey and his team sustainably manage over 360 acres and how to apply these principles to your landscape. Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group. Virtual and in-person options available.

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Program Details

  • All registrations include access to the recording. 
  • In-person registration is limited to 190. Due to limited seating, virtual participants cannot attend in person. 
  • Virtual registrants will be able to view the recording shortly after the presentation concludes.
  • Book Sales: Bring cash, check, or credit to purchase garden books by Paul Tukey and others from the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group.
  • Registration is free, but required to receive the presentation recording link.
  • Email us  if you have accessibility needs for this program.
  • For more information, review our program and event policies or call the Scott Arboretum office at 610-328-8025. 

About the Presenter

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.



January 21
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration Closed
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