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Biography of Prof. Barbara M. Schaedler, LA
Prof. Schaedler began teaching about plants as a student fellow at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Over the years she went on to lecture and teach classes at Brooklyn College, C.W.Post, and SUNY at Farmingdale where she was Chair of the Horticulture Dept. She has also taught at Suffolk County Community College, Vermont Technical College and Springfield Technical Community College where she was the Chair of the Landscape Design and Management Dept for 12 years before her retirement in May of 2008.
Prof. Schaedler has authored many articles for publications including a weekly gardening column in the Brentwood News, a Chapter in the Environmental and Landscape Design Guide of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and an article for the magazine Public Works entitled “Landscaping with Maintenance in Mind”. She is also the author of the book STREET TREES – a Field Guide for Trees NY, editions 1 & 2.
Prof. Schaedler was the host of the Extra Help Gardening Show on Cablevisions Extra Help TV channel and has been a popular lecturer at many Garden Clubs. She has been associated with the Agawam, MA. Garden Club for many years including serving as President. In Addition, Prof. Schaedler is a lecturer for the Horticultural Society of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum where she is Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Before joining the ranks of academia Prof. Schaedler served as the Staff Landscape Architect at the Port Authority of NY & NJ. She also has been the Senior Staff Landscape Architect for Storch Associates a multi-disciplined Design Firm and has her own Landscape Design practice known as the “Gardener’s Exchange”.
Prof. Schaedler holds many awards including being a YMCA Academy of Women Achiever, a Gold Design Award from the New York Landscape Contractors, the NISOD award for excellence in Community College teaching and the STCC School of Engineering Distinguished Service Award.
Prof. Schaedler resides with her family in Randolph Center, Vermont where she is President of the Vermont Agricultural Museum, volunteers in the Four Winds nature program at the Brookfield School and assists the Librarian at the Brookfield Library, one of the oldest continual lending libraries in Vermont.