Reflecting on the Importance of Water in Ancient Roman Gardens
Garden and Landscapes / History / Roman Empire / Uncategorized

Reflecting on the Importance of Water in Ancient Roman Gardens


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero In the dictionary, importance is an adjective describing something as having great significance. Water was of great significance to Roman Gardens. Ancient Romans viewed water not only as a necessity of life, but also as a thing of … Continue reading

Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake
Environmental / New York City

Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake


I remember first hearing about the intensity that was to be Hurricane Sandy at my job. We all gathered in a very serious lunch meeting and were instructed on the proper procedures going further. Little did anyone really anticipate how hard this tropical storm would hit. After the minimal damage after Hurricane Irene last year, I shrugged … Continue reading