Lawrence (Larry) Foglia

Larry in garden

Lawrence (Larry) Foglia

Project Consultant

An environmental educator, farmer, builder, and land manager, Larry brings a mosaic of passions and experiences to The Uplands Center community. For the past fifty years, Larry has directed his small family farm on Long Island where he lives in a house that he and his wife designed and built. Larry has nurtured the biology of the farm’s soil to support a wide range of horticultural and agricultural enterprises over the years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. As a respected farmer and land conservationist working with local land trusts, he has helped to preserve farming, farmland, and natural areas across Long Island. He created and, for twenty years, supervised the Nature, Ecology and Design Program at Usdan, Long Island’s premier Summer Camp for the Arts. A founder of the Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN), Larry has constructed award-winning school and community gardens, presented garden education programs in under-served communities, and advocated for Nature Explore Play Areas for young children. Larry’s nature experience includes decades of leading extended canoe trips for teens in wilderness areas of Maine and Canada.


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