Digging Deeper: Genius Loci—Family into Form

Digging Deeper: Genius Loci—Family into Form

Junto Farm

Sat, Sep 21, 2019
3:00 PM

"Our gardens have unfolded across forty acres and more than fifteen years of thought, planning, experimentation, and effort. In creating a home for our family in this bucolic setting, we wanted to use good design to shape a place that is vibrant and beautiful, engaging mind and body by responding to the ways we want to live. We also wanted the design to express and invite a layering of memories. We have been lucky to work toward these goals with a community of inspired people, famous and little-known, contributing to its creation and growth, including the landscape architecture firm of Oehme van Sweden, landscape architect Peter Morrow Meyer, and architect Thomas Phifer.

Our gardens organize the act of arrival, invite you out into the landscape, and remind you of the passing of time through days and seasons. A series of outdoor destinations are ready for gathering (in our council ring), wandering (in our hedge maze), swimming, tennis, fishing, hiking, foraging, and climbing (into our tree house). Our growing collection of outdoor sculpture is sited to animate the landscape and encourage exploration. The gardens are full of scents to evoke emotion as well as food and flowers to gather. Many of the plants were chosen for their connections to powerful memories. Like most families our house and gardens reflect some contrasting impulses: stark modernism set against wild, instinctive, and improvisational elements.

In the spirit of Ben Franklin’s Junto Society, where members debated questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy, come explore Junto Farm and discuss broad concepts and specific solutions here that might inspire your own efforts elsewhere. Joining us will be Naomi Brooks, a horticulturist who worked with Oehme van Sweden on this project and stayed on, and Peter Meyer, who worked with Dan Kiley for many years and continues to work with us."

Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Junto Farm
Clinton Corners, NY
Address will be provided to registered guests only

Date and time
Saturday, September 21, 2019
3 p.m.

Registration - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. For questions, please call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 nonmembers

The Garden Conservancy is a recognized LA CES provider and this program provides 2 professional development hours.


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