Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar
2015 Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar
Feturing Cabell Cox
10:00 a.m. Program
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Brown Auditorium Theater
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
Free admission with advance reservations*
We look forward to having Cabell Cox, founder of The Grow Co. of Charlottesville, Virginia, speak at the SGB seminar in January 2015. Cabell is a LEED accredited professional and has worked on landscape architecture, fine gardening and land management projects throughout Virginia. He and his company offer environmental stewardship and a hands on approach to a more sustainable future. His aim is to look beyond conventional landscape maintenance practices toward a new normal where restoration and conservation are equal in beauty. Cabell's philosophy is working with nature rather than controlling it.
Cabell Cox, Leed AP
The Grow Company, LLC
220 East High Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
*Please note: Admission is free but tickets must be reserved in advance through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Tickets are available on the MFAH website at http://www.mfah.org/calendar/rethinking-american-rose-garden/8761/. Or you can reserve your ticket by phone, 713-639-7771, and pick up your free ticket at any MFAH Admissions desk.
|About Sadie Gwin Blackburn
Sadie Gwin Blackburn is a native Texan and has resided in Houston since 1939. She attended Sweet Briar College and the University of Texas and she received a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in History from Rice University.
Sadie Gwin’s community involvement reaches beyond the River Oaks Garden Club. She has served as President of the Garden Club of America, Vice Chairman of the National Parks Conservation Association and has been a member of the Mercer Arboretum Advisory Council, Armand Bayou Advisory Board, Memorial Park Conservancy, Hermann Park Conservancy, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Houston Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Sadie Gwin is a former president of the Board of the San Jacinto Museum of History and directed a special project to prepare a master plan for the San Jacinto Battlefield State Park. She also was a founding member of Asia Society Texas Center and secretary of its board.
Sadie Gwin has been honored with many awards including a Resolution of Appreciation by the San Jacinto Museum of History Board of Trustees, a Leadership Award from the Park People, and has been recognized for “dedication to beauty, nature, and gardening” by Friends of Hermann Park Board and as Houston’s “Scenic Visionary” by Scenic Houston. Sadie Gwin Blackburn, an outstanding Houstonian devoted to conservation, preservation and environmental issues, is truly a Texas Treasure.
The Sadie Gwin Blackburn Conservation Fund was created to provide exceptional speakers for the annual Environmental Seminar. Please send contributions to:
Sadie Gwin Blackburn Conservation Fund
River Oaks Garden Club
Houston, TX 77098-1321
Cynthia Blackburn, Bobby Blackburn, Sadie Gwin Blackburn and David Bamberger,
2012 seminar speaker and founder of the Bamberger Ranch Preserve, Selah