NY State College of Agriculture
Veitch Memorial Silver Medal
The Nature Study Idea
Home Nature Study Course
Cornell Rural School Leaflet
Junior Naturalist Monthly
Rural School Wood Mount
Junior Extension Group
Nature Society Gavel and Scroll
Comstock Wood Engraving
Handbook of Nature Study
Syllabus of Lectures
Education of Women
Commission on Country Life
NATURE STUDY AND RURAL EDUCATION
Bailey first taught landscape gardening at the Michigan College of Agriculture, and then he introduced the subject at Cornell. He saw landscape from the viewpoint of creating a picture, and for him that meant natural form, not heavily pruned, formal shapes. He advocated a return to the land and nature in moments of leisure for everyone. “If it were possible for every person to own a tree and to care for it,” he wrote, “the good results would be beyond estimation.” His efforts along these lines resulted in the award of the Royal Horticultural Society of London’s Veitch Memorial Silver Medal in 1897.
Department of Plant Biology Collection
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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