Consultation, Public Speaking, and Events
Education & Consultation
Richard McCoy provides insightful, practical one-on-one consultation services, original presentations packed with information on native plants, sustainability, organic land care, and many other topics related to ecological land care in Princeton, Pennington, Lawrenceville, Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Deal, Point Pleasant, and surrounding parts of New Jersey and the tri-state area.
Richard is a current member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance Speakers Bureau and has been a featured speaker at the Temple University Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series, Morris County Park Commission’s Organic Lawn Care Seminars, Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, NJ, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, and many other Garden Clubs throughout the area. Additionally, Richard has presented for many New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) trade events. Since 2013, Richard has had a recurring role with the Rutgers Organic Land Care Program Certificate Course providing continuing education focused on native plants and lawn alternatives and a practitioner panel member.
Richard’s consulting and public outreach have included working with large commercial property management groups to expand their inclusion of native plants and improve and rewrite their contracted planting specifications. Privately, Richard has worked with clients to show their gardens on many garden tours, such as The Garden Club of America Tour 2010.
Properties that have been designed and maintained by Richard and company have hosted homes shown with the Princeton Environmental Commission’s Green Home and Garden Tours and have participated in the Sustainable Princeton and Sustainable Lawrence yearly events. In the fall of 2013, McCoy Horticultural welcomed The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a garden tour. These same properties are also utilized as field training sites for continuing education in organic and ecological land care.
Currently Offered Presentation Titles & Descriptions
All presentations may be tailored to any audience, whether industry professional, municipality, HOA or homeowners, unless otherwise specified.