#GWA2017 Education | Glenstone (Paul Tukey)
Glenstone: The Challenge of Building One of America's Largest Sustainable Landscapes from the Ground Up
Sunday, August 6, 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Set amidst one of America's most affluent neighborhoods dotted by mcmansions, the Glenstone Museum has expanded from 35 to more than 250 acres since 2010 when Paul Tukey was hired to transform the grounds from synthetic chemical maintenance program to all-organic protocols. Since then, more than 7,000 large-caliper native trees, tens of thousands of shrubs and more than 100 acres of all-native understory have been planted where dozens of those mcmansions once stood. Lawns are still pristine and efforts are underway to eradicate more than 50 acres of invasive — without the use of Roundup. Is it easy? No. Is it revolutionary? Absolutely.
Credited with spearheading the movement against utilization of synthetic chemical pesticides on lawns, Paul Tukey is an internationally recognized and honored sustainability consultant, entrepreneur, author, publisher, lecturer, filmmaker, television host and producer. A dynamic leader of several high-profile organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and a sought-after consultant and public speaker, he currently develops sustainability protocols for the Glenstone Foundation near Washington, D.C.