December 6th PWF Meeting
Jon Carloftis is an award-winning landscape designer and popular lecturer. Since his professional start as a designer of rooftop gardens in New York, Carloftis’ work has been in high demand. Jon’s designs have been featured in several publications including Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, and House Beautiful, as well as on television for HGTV and Style TV.
Kentucky native Jon Carloftis—award-winning garden designer, garden writer, television guest, author, and lecturer—is a great American gardener. His more than 25-year career in gardening began far from home in New York City where he has become one of America’s pioneers in rooftop/small space gardening.
As a 10th generation Kentuckian, Jon graduated from University of Kentucky and moved to New York City in 1988. What was supposed to be a summer spent in the city before starting his business at home in Lexington ended up being a 25 year career of designing and installing rooftop gardens all over Manhattan.
Within a few years of living in Chelsea, he bought an 1850’s farmhouse in Bucks County, PA — close to all of his plant growers and carpenter, making it convenient… other than the daily trek in and out of the city. Although he has built gardens for famous people such as Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, Mike Myers, Google and many well known art collectors, his approach is very simple: First, figure out the problems that need fixed (views, noise, privacy, etc.) and then work with the interior of the space to pull the same feeling outdoors for a seamless connection. From traditional to modern, all of the gardens are built for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors through good design and knowledge of plants.
Now, the next chapter is unfolding back home in Lexington where he bought a historic 1851 historic home called Botherum that had fallen in disrepair and was boarded up. Within a year Jon and partner Dale Fisher received the highest honor in the state for historic restoration of the home and garden. Some amazing projects are ongoing such as the Maker’s Mark Distillery and the Old Taylor Distillery renovations, Governor’s Mansion gardens, EKU and University of the Cumberlands main gardens, several large horse farms and many roof gardens in both Louisville and Lexington. Jon decided to do less projects in NYC but still keeps and maintains some special clients once a month.
Reservation deadline is Friday, December 1 at 5 pm. Cancellations without charge are due by Monday, December 4, 10:00 a.m.
Member cost is $25; guest cost is $29. Payment can be made by check, cash, and with a credit card. If you need a receipt please note that with your reservation. If registering a guest/guests please provide their name, address, and e-mail address if possible.
There is a service charge of $1 if a credit card is used.
** Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. When registering, please indicate if you need a vegetarian plate or if you need gluten free.**
A reservation made is a reservation paid.
Guests may attend twice in a fiscal year, October-September, before joining.
Please be aware that if your guest cannot attend you are responsible for their payment.
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Register for the PWF meeting, 11:30-1:00 p.m., at Copper Roux at:
Copper Roux, 861 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 523-7915
If you would like to download Marisa Aull’s PowerPoint from the June 7, 2017 meeting, please click here.
How PWF Partners with other Organizations in the Community
– Dreambuilders: Each year the Dreambuilder committee identifies agencies who support women who work in Lexington that are a good fit. Once an agency is selected, then the committee will work with that agency to identify items for donation and delivery of those collected items. Special events for that agency may be featured in the PWF newsletter and on the website/social marketing. That same agency may be considered for support again in three years. This practice allows PWF to support a wide range of groups who are supporting women in Lexington.
– Members of other organizations are invited to Join PWF. As a member there are opportunities for sharing information about upcoming events in the newsletter as well as placing information on the Member Information Table just as members enter the room. Also as a member you or your designate can attend the monthly meeting and network with members so that they know what is coming up at your agency.
– A relatively new option is the PWF Spotlight program, where an organization sponsors a meeting and has the opportunity to speak to the group for 3 minutes before the keynote speaker. Also the Spotlight organization receives recognition leading up to the meeting in the newsletter and on the website / social marketing.
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