February 15, 2011 – The exterior landscaping season is approaching quickly, and Cityscapes is getting ready to beautify properties all around Boston! We will be beginning our Spring Rotations come March using a gorgeous mix of season appropriate flowers such as pansies, hydrangeas, osteospermums, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths that are available in a wide range of colors. Take a look at a couple of our past Spring installations.
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From November 17th -19th, 2010 Cityscapes Living Walls were on display at the Seaport World Trade Center for Build Boston’s 1st Annual Innovation Pavilion. Our Living walls were chosen as one of Boston’s most cutting edge innovative building products. Each of the products that were selected have only been in the market for 3 years or less. Build Boston is the Northeast’s largest regional convention and tradeshow for engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, and other industry professionals with an annual 15,000 attendees each year. Below are some images of our living walls that were on display at the event.
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On November 18th BOMA Boston held their annual Toby & Industry Awards at the Boston Sheraton Hotel. During the ceremony, awards were given in 20 different categories for Real Estate Excellence. Janice Goodman, President and Owner of Cityscapes, won Affiliate Member of the Year! Take a look at some of the pictures and check out this great video: TOBY Awards 2010 from the event!
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Janice Goodman of Cityscapes recently donated an array of fall plants to Ms. Pforr’s kindergarden class at North Pembroke Elementary School. Janice taught the children about roots, stems, leaves, and how plants grow. She also helped them plant the foliage for their day of gardening. Check out the pictures from this fun event below!
September 28th, 2010 – Janice Goodman helped teach students from Cambridgeport School in Cambridge, MA how to plant a 7 foot Edible Living Wall. The children used swiss chard, peppers, cabbages and rosemary as their choices for the edible plants for the wall. Cityscapes loaned the 7 foot frame to the school for a week so they could use it to display at the CitySprouts School Garden Celebration at the Tobin School this past Saturday. Please read the article from Cambridge Day by Monica Velgos and click on the posted article links below for more information and some images from the event.
On August 19th, 2010 Cityscapes kicked off our annual Holiday Showroom Open House….except this year, we had an additional surprise in store for our clients……a Living Wall Showroom!!
Cityscapes’ Living Wall Showroom displays a variety of Green Walls that are made up of all different shapes, sizes, and foliage to really give our clients a visual of all the options that are available with these stunning interior and exterior accents (below).
As for our Holiday Showroom…Cityscapes presented fresh, new Holiday Themes for 2010 such as: Bedazzled, Holly Berry, Green with Envy, Midnight Sapphire, Winter Sparkle and Eco-Natural (some themes below).
While our guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and some good music, they got to spend some time learning about Living Walls from Green Living Technologies CEO George Irwin and discussing what holiday themes they were interested in with our sales representatives! (below are some photos from the event)
In case you missed it, the good news is that Cityscapes will be hosting another Living Wall and Holiday Showroom Open House on September 23rd from 4 PM to 7 PM. Hope to see you there!
On April 27 th at the Bronx County Court House in New York, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. together with Janice Goodman, President of Cityscapes in Boston, George Irwin, CEO of Green Living Technologies in New York, and Steve Ritz, teacher at Discovery High School in the Bronx, NY, presented Discovery High School students with their Nationally Recognized Employment Certifications in a ceremony highlighting the youngest citizens in America to have completed an extensive green roof and wall certification program.
From the Left: Presentors Steve Ritz, Ruben Diaz Jr., George Irwin, and Janice Goodman at the ceremony.
Janice Goodman, had contracted Green Living Technologies to train and certify her key staff members as green wall and green roof installers. While working out the details of the training, George Irwin and Jan Goodman had decided to fund this training and certification (via scholarships) to several outstanding horticulture students – two from Silver Lake Regional in Kingston and ten from the Discovery High School in the Bronx. Thirteen Cityscapes’ employees also earned their certifications. The training took place on February 26th and 27th at Cityscapes’ office and greenhouses.
The certification will give these students a chance to get ahead and employed anywhere in the green industry having completed a rigorous academic training session and completing a professional installation to the satisfaction of the leader to the industry who also has college programs, workforce development, and other training initiatives.
The concept of growing good food, good jobs and good citizens by tapping into one of our greatest wasted resources – urban youth – came from Steve Ritz, a teacher with an impressive dedication to his students and a track record of achievement. At his current teaching position at the Discovery High School in the Bronx, he is working with students in one of the most challenging environments in New York City. Ritz just oversaw the installation of a living, edible green wall that was donated by Green Living Technologies. He was also the sole recipient of the 2010 US EPA Award, the highest award given to a citizen from the EPA.
The students from Discovery High School and Silverlake High School along with Jan Goodman, Steve Ritz and George Irwin.