“Building Beauty Every Day” presented by Drew Becher will be the featured PowerPoint program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00PM at their new meeting location, Saint Katherine Drexel Mission Center, 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society President, Drew Becher, will highlight the beauty created everyday in the Society’s efforts throughout the city to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture. He will also preview the PHS future sustainable initiatives to enhance public landscapes by adding beauty and value to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia in the decades to come.
Becher became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million campaign to restore the region’s tree canopy; expanded the City Harvest program, initiated the PHS Pop Up Garden projects; and introduced exciting new features at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
Becher served as Executive Director of the non-profit New York Restoration Project, founded by entertainer and environmentalist Bette Midler, and was a respected leader in the city’s greening and beautification initiatives. As Deputy Director of Washington, D.C.’s Office of Planning (2004-06), he led the creation of the Department of Environment and before that was associate director of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. As Chief of Staff for the Chicago Park District (1996-2004) and Assistant to the Mayor, Becher helped forge Mayor Richard M. Daley’s acclaimed environmental and beautification agenda, overseeing many of the initiatives that are now hallmarks of Chicago’s urban renaissance.
All meetings are open to the public; a donation of $3 is requested from non-members. For further information, please contact 856/866-9163.