In her lecture, Wambui Ippolito tells the story of European, African and new immigrants and their relationship with American plants and soil, with the aim to birth a new perceptivity and embrace of nature stewardship. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Volunteers in Medicine to support their mission of providing health care services in the Berkshire region.
Wambui Ippolito is a horticulturist and landscape designer and a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture. She develops programming for museums, public gardens and parks exploring the broader context of horticulture, focusing on the intersections between migration, culture, history and science. She lectures both in the USA and internationally and is the principal designer of her own New York-based landscape design firm. In her former career, Wambui worked as a Development & Democracy Consultant at international organizations both in the USA and elsewhere. She is multilingual, fluent in five languages. Wambui is the founder of the BIPOC Hort Group, a multicultural organization with membership from the African American, Asian, African, Latin American and Caribbean public and private professional ornamental horticulture community.
Advance registration is required.