Planting Fields Arboretum has always had a special place in our hearts. There are over 400 acres at this State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, NY. The grounds includes Coe Hall, which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Foschi Family has been enjoying the arboretum since we discovered it 43 years ago.
Here are (2) two photos of Bob Foschi and John Paul Foschi on the grounds and in the Main Greenhouse at Planting Fields some 41 years ago!
Bob has been on the board of Planting Fields Foundation for the last 10 years.
Planting Fields was in need of some assistance with getting this years temporary Catalyst Installation completed in order for the artist Courtney M. Leonard to install her work BREACH: Logbook 23 I ROOT. Foschi Construction Corp. was more than happy to help them out.
As quoted from the exhibition’s brochure: “ROOT features two main design themes-whales and root cellars. The shape of the shipping container structure itself is meant to evoke the body of a whale. As you enter through the jaws of a Northern Right Whale, you move through the whale’s body. Through these motifs, ROOT explores themes of food and cultural sovereignty, as well as ongoing ecological issues that endanger the Shinnecock Nation and our global waterways.”
The Exhibit will be in place from June 2023-July 2024. We hope you get to experience it and Planting Fields in person-it’s worth the trip.