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.
To celebrate the 40th Birthday of Earth Day, Cityscapes provided Boston Properties with a state of the art, stainless steel, vertical Living Wall. It was showcased in the Center Court of the Boston Prudential Center from April 12th through April 22nd.
Cityscapes Inc teamed up with EZ Care Technologies of Saugus, MA to create this stunning living wall using EZ Care’s unique labor saving Water Grip Growing Media which increases plant stability and water retention.
BOMA Benefit 2010
Cityscapes was a high roller sponser for the 21st Annual BOMA Casino Night Benefit. The event took place on the Boston waterfront at the Seaport Hotel on February 27th.
John Higgins and Amy Gallagher from Sales playing an intense game of Black Jack.
The Benefit raised about $80,000.00 for the Homes for Our Troops, Horizons for Homeless Children, Hospitality Homes, and The BOMA Education Scholarship.
Cityscapes donated the decorations for the event including themed arrangements in “die” planters, jumbo sized playing cards and a green wall.
Janice Goodman with her fellow BOMA Benefit Committee Members.
Janice Goodman of Cityscapes and George Irwin of Green Living Technologies teamed up on February 26th – 27th to provide ten students from Discovery High School in the Bronx, NY, two students from Silver Lake High School in Kingston, MA, and Cityscapes employees with an extensive two day training session to become Green Roof and Green Wall Certified. The training was led by George Irwin (below) and the venue was provided by Cityscapes up in our gorgeous Greenhouse.
Together we designed and built a beautiful 6′ x 8′ green wall with the Cityscapes leaf logo incorporated into it! We chose 4″ schefflera arboricola, philodendron brazil and philodendron neon as the foliage to use in our wall. Please take a look at the following images of the wall-in-progress during the: planting, installation, and the stunning final result.
To see more of Green Living Technology’s work go to www.agreenroof.com.
The Plantscape Industry Alliance (PIA) awarded Cityscapes with a “2009 Award of Excellence” in the Special Events & Holiday category for our Brookfield Properties, 53 State, Holiday 2008 Installation! This awards program is held each year to recognize excellence and professionalism in the interior plantscaping industry.
Jan Goodman, president and owner of Cityscapes, made the journey out to Las Vegas on October 1st to attend the 2009 Calscape Expo to receive the award. During her time at Calscape she also did a presentation about focusing on how to make your company stand out in a crowd. Some of the key points she addressed were: Team Building and Management Empowerment, Designing Outside the Box, and Green Building Marketing.
Amy Gallagher and Jan Goodman presenting the award to Amanda Welch and Steve Plagg of Brookfield Properties
For more information on PIA or the annual Calscape Expo click here www.piagrows.org
BOMA Benefit 2009
Janice Goodman, owner and President of Cityscsapes, is glamorous at the BOMA “That 70’s BOMA Benefit” which took place March 7th at the Liberty Hotel in Boston.
The Benefit raised over $60,000 for charities such as the BOMA Boston Education Scholarship, Friendship Home, Homes for Our Troops, HomeStart and Travelers Aid Family Services.
Cityscapes donated the decorations for the evenings festivities, complete with authentic lava lamps and disco balls.
John Higgins (sales) has disco-fever, afro and all!
John, Amy Gallagher (sales) and Pauline McDonough are all smiles!