2018 Fall Lecture Series
The Henry Schmieder Arboretum
Delaware Valley University

Lecture Series Details
The Life Science Building, Delaware Valley University
700 E. Butler Ave, Dolestown, PA 18901

6:30pm – light refreshments
7:00pm – lecture

Purchase Tickets at the Door
Schmieder Arboretum Members: Free
DVC Students and Active Military: Free
Nonmembers: $5.00
Senior Citizens: $3.00
Non-DVC Students; DVC Faculty and Staff: $3.00

This series is co-sponsored by:

Bucks Beautiful

Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery

Delaware Valley University

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Vincent A. Simeone, Horticulturalist and Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, NY

“Grow More With Less: Sustainable Garden Methods”
Book Sale and Signing immediately after the lecture
OurLecture Series kicks off on Tuesday September 25, 2018 with guest lecturer Vincent Simeone. Simeone is an expert horticulturist and the Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Long Island. He has been in horticulture for over 27 years; studying and working with well-known horticulturalists Dr. Michael Dirr, and Dr. Allan Armitage, teaching classes at the New York Botanical Garden, appearing on several garden shows including Martha Stewart Living and HGTV, as well as lecturing world-wide and writing several books on landscaping and smart plant choices.
With detailed, strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques from his book “Grow More with Less”, Simeone will discuss the steps to create an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, he covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward presentation. He makes the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), why IPM (integrated pest management) is important in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation and more. Even when the solution is to do nothing – for instance, leaving some parts of a lawn un-mowed in order to save time and money while attracting local wildlife, Simeone enables you to confidently make the call. With effective, time-proven recommendations like these, field-tested in a large botanical garden and adapted for home, “Grow More for Less: Sustainable Garden Methods” will lead you on your step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening.
*Note this is a complex topic and will be an hour-long lecture


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Robert Blew, Vice President & Head of Product Development, Centerton Nursery

“Heirlooms and Imposters – The Fight Between Flavor and Fruition”
(Bob’s tomato talk was rescheduled due to snow cancellation)


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Stephen Dadio, Delaware Valley University

“Dominica – it’s natural wonder and challenges in rebuilding and establishing resilience from Hurricane Maria”


Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Carol C. Mapes, Ph.D., Kutztown University

“Plant Galls of the Northeast”

We would like to express our appreciation to
our wonderful speakers and the public
for supporting our
Spring 2018 Lecture Series
The Henry Schmieder Arboretum
Delaware Valley University

This series was co-sponsored by: Bucks Beautiful, Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery, and Delaware Valley University

Wednesday December 20, 2017
“All the Presidents’ Gardens”

Presented by Marta Mcdowell

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
“Glorious Shade”
Presented by Jenny Rose Carey
Talk Co-sponsored by Bucks Beautiful, Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery and Scott’s Miracle Gro

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Layered Garden*
Presented by David Culp
Lecture co-sponsored by Doylestown Township Environmental Advisory Council

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
“What’s Up with Honeybee Health?”
Presented by Scott Guiser