In the spirit of the dramaturgy of Mutual Aid we ask ourselves how can we be of use to one another during these times? How can we support each other and our communities? How do we use arts experiences to bring us together and celebrate their power?

August 14, 2020 at 4PM (online)

Discussion of Five Seasons film
with Aida Khalil

From the film’s website: “Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, ‘your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.’ Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.”


Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Virtual film screen August 8-9, 2020 (Tickets: $10)


Then join us Friday, August 14th at 4pm on Zoom for a free, informal, online conversation about the film and the work of Piet Oudolf in general (it is not necessary to watch the film to participate–all are welcome). Leading our discussion will be Aida Khalil, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at SUNY Morrisville, with moderating by Elizabeth Douglas, Executive Director of Arts at the Palace.

Aida A. Khalil is a professor of landscape design and management. She has taught in the Horticulture Department at SUNY Morrisville since 2001. She received a Master of Landscape Architecture from SUNY ESF (1994) and a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University (1981). She is a certified member of the PlantCNY Nursery and Landscape Association (Region 4). Of particular interest to her are sustainable landscape principles and practices.


  1. Please email with “Five Seasons Discussion” as the subject line.
  2. A Zoom meeting link for the discussion will be emailed to you.