High Line Talks: Gardening in the Sky with Melissa Fisher

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

High Line Talks: Gardening in the Sky with Melissa Fisher

EnlargeDirector of Horticulture & Park
Operations, Melissa Fisher.

Melissa Fisher, Friends of the High Line’s Director of Horticulture & Park Operations discusses the original plans and concepts for the High Line's flora, and the unique challenges and successes of applying this distinctive planting design to the High Line.

Melissa was the first Friends of the High Line staff member to work directly on park operations and horticulture. Prior to joining Friends of the High Line, she was the Director of the Green Branches program at the Horticultural Society of New York. Melissa is a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, East Africa. Her interest in the connections between plants and people emerged during her time as an undergraduate working on Dartmouth College’s Organic Farm, and expanded to the urban realm during her time as Coordinator of the Austin Community Gardens in Austin, Texas.

Location: 14th Street Passage on the High Line.
FREE, no RSVP required.