We should have posted this last week, but we have been a little busy around here at Boone Gardiner, with Pigs, Parties, Plants and more!!! Last Tuesday the garden center reopened (from by appointment hours) to normal retail hours of Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. We are excited to be officially reopen after 2 years of By-Appointment only hours. Our awesome Herbaceous High Priestess Shelley Palmer is back at Boone Gardiner, many of you will remember Shelley from our days at the old location in Eastwood. We have lots of beautiful plants to check out including our own grown in house selection of perennials. Acorn Lane Farm and Petting Zoo is officially opened for daily visits, parties, tours, etc. We have Alpacas, Chickens, Goats, Guineas, Bee Hives, Peacock, Pigs, Horse, Donkeys, Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs, Rabbits, Sheep and more! We have two baby goats and Gracie our potbelly Pig just gave birth to 4 adorable baby piglets the other day. You will want to come out soon and see these little guys. As always our landscape division is staying extremely busy design and installing beautiful projects all over town. We are here to help you with any of your landscaping needs. We hosted an Oldham County Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event here last week and had a children’s Pre-K Graduation party at Acorn Lane Farm. Dates for parties and school groups for this summer are filling up fast, call now if you are interested. Stay tuned because we will be having (maybe bringing back a few old favorites) fun events, launching a new website shortly and more. Stay tuned!
Here are some really cool design concepts for a commercial project that we are working on for a really good client. These are just the rough concepts but really give an idea of how creative our designers are with a project. These are 4 ideas for the same front entrance, and each one is completely different. Holly Smith and Brad Bard collaborated on these designs. Just wait to see the final design and the actual project installed.
Come out to the Historic Homes Foundation Derby Breakfast at Farmington. It is a lovely event and will be a great time to see the newly designed and renovated Anne Bruce Haldeman by Holly Smith and Matthew Boone Gardiner of Boone Gardiner’s Landscape Design team.
Business First has selected its 2009 Forty Under 40 honorees.
Each year since 1996, Business First has recognized 40 young professionals for their business success and civic contributions.
Winners were selected by a panel of judges from the Louisville-area business community. The class will be honored at a luncheon Sept. 25 at The Galt House Hotel.
This year’s honorees are:
• Becky Antle, University of Louisville;
• Phillip Beaman, Monroe Shine & Co. Inc.;
• Brad Davies, Louisville Collegiate School;
• Sean Gallagher, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC;
• Matthew Boone Gardiner, Boone Gardiner Garden Center;
• Shelley Goodwin, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce;
• Scott Graff, Churchill Downs Inc.;
• John J. Guthrie II, Ashley & Associates;
• Dr. Christian W. Hahn, Ideal Dentistry PSC;
• Travis Haire, Greater Clark County Schools.
• Erin Hall, Messer Construction Co.;
• Ryan Hammer, Harrah’s Entertainment/Horseshoe Southern Indiana;
• Michelle Mees Harper, Steel Technologies Inc.;
• Janet Lively Heberle, The Estopinal Group LLC;
• Steve Heilman, Norton Healthcare Inc.;
• Dr. Joshua T. Honaker, Baptist Hospital Northeast/Oldham County Pediatrics;
• Nikki R. Jackson, Personnel Cabinet, State of Kentucky;
• India Jewell, GE Consumer & Industrial;
• Gabriela Keemer, Mountjoy & Bressler LLP;
• Daniel Clay Kelly, Strand Associates Inc.;
• James Cole “Jamie” Lake, Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc.;
• Gregory McDearmon, NTS Development Co.;
• Dr. Kelly McGraw Browning, Pediatric Psychological Associates PLLC;
• Tom McMahon, Medical News;
• Jennifer Moore, Grossman & Moore PLLC;
• David W. Nagle Jr., Stites & Harbison PLLC;
• Kimberly Nasief-Westergren, Measure Consumer Perspectives;
• Matt Paynter, Humana Military Healthcare Services Inc.;
• Ann Claire Phillips, Office of the U.S. Attorney;
• D. Keith Pulliam, Lorch and Naville LLC;
• Ashley Roberts, Republic Bank & Trust Co.;
• Philip P. Sallee, wealthMD Corp.;
• David Smith, Forcht Bank NA;
• Stuart Steinbock, Whip Mix Corp.;
• Andy Strausbaugh, Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Norton Healthcare Inc.;
• M. Kristin Stuedle, Stuedle Spears & Francke PSC;
• Carolyn Tandy, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Rep. John Yarmuth;
• David Tandy, Louisville Metro Council/Stoll Keenon Ogden LLC;
• Shannon Tivitt, Louisville Metro Government/Office of the Mayor;
• Geoffrey M. White, Frost Brown Todd LLC.
Boone Gardiner is partnering with Luckett and Farley on a project for a Green Roof at the Louisville Zoo. See article in Courier and video footage below as well.
The city has received about $332,000 for two energy-conservation projects, one a “green” roof with plantings at the Louisville Zoo and the other solar lighting at 13 school-bus stops that don’t have lights.
The projects, which were funded in a recent appropriations bill, were two of the 25 “earmarks” sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District. The 25 projects cost a total of about $12 million, Yarmuth said.
At a news conference this morning in front of the orangutan exhibit at the Islands pavilion at the zoo, Yarmuth said America needs “to overhaul our use of energy. These projects will help establish Louisville as being on the cutting edge of the move away from foreign oil” to clean, renewable U.S. fuel sources.
Details of the two projects:
-Green roof. The money included $142,725 to the zoo for an environmentally friendly roof on the HerpAquarium. It should be installed in about six months, said zoo director John Walczak.
The roof will save the zoo tens of thousands of dollars a year in energy costs, Walczak said. The current roof is predominantly made of stone. The new roof will be covered with extensive plantings that will absorb stormwater runoff and help keep the building cool.
The new roof also will be quieter, look better and reduce the zoo’s carbon footprint, officials said. The roof will be described for visitors at a kiosk and serve as a learning tool for zoo visitors. It is being designed by the firm of Luckett & Farley, with the plantings to be provided by Boone Gardiner Garden Center.
– Solar-powered bus stop lights. Thirteen suburban locations, now all unlighted, will get new solar lighting, so children won’t have to board school buses in the dark in the morning, said Mayor Jerry Abramson.
Yarmuth gave Abramson a check for $190,300 for the lighting project, which Abramson said will greatly improve safety. None of the 13 sites in line to get the lighting had electric hookups available, said Abramson.
The lighting should be installed by this fall at these sites:
-Old Shelbyville Road near Clarland Road.
Reporter Sheldon S. Shafer can be reached at (502) 582-7089.
I just spent all day Friday in my Board Training for the Kentucky Chapter of United States Green Building Council. (USGBC) Wow, what a day. I am so excited to be part of a group that is creating such major changes for the better not only in the built world but in all of humanity. This is the organization which has developed the LEED rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, along with much more, and is truly a leading organization in the world of sustainability. Our Kentucky Chapter is only a few years old, but is growing by leaps and bounds, and we have much work to do. The time to change is now and we have to move quickly. Please visit these links for more info.
This chapter site discusses the new LEED Silver project, the Oldham County Library in LaGrange. Which Boone Gardiner did landscaping and site development in all sustainable ways.