Aida Khalil

The Hamilton Arboretum’s 2016-17 Third Saturday series opens Saturday, Oct. 22, with Aida Khalil, professor of landscape design and management at SUNY Morrisville State College.  She will present “Sustainable Landscape Planning and Management” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Khalil will offer a comparative analysis of how sustainable gardens differ from unsustainable ones. Special focus will be on ways to achieve a balance of sustainable ecology and aesthetics in the residential landscape context.

Khalil received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is a certified member of the Central New York Nursery and Landscape Association.

Parking is available near the building. All Arboretum events are free and open to the public, and everyone interested in gardens and landscapes is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

Coming up in the 2016-17 Third Saturday series:

November 12 – “In Praise of Poison Ivy” by Anita Sanchez, author, educator and former director of educational programming at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
January 21 – “Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret” by Kathy Purdy, a writer at ColdClimateGardening.com
February 18 – “Ancient Forests and Champion Trees of New York State and Beyond” by Fred Breglia, executive director of the Landis Arboretum
March 18 – “All the Presidents’ Gardens” by Marta McDowell, a garden writer whose work has appeared in Woman’s Day, Fine Gardening and The New York Times
April 22 – “Getting it right from the start: creating great landscapes” by Nina Bassuk, a professor at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science

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