Eve Glasser was walking through
Apr 17, 2002
Posted by John Admin
Eve Glasser was walking through the new sports complex at Hofstra University when the idea swept into her mind like a wind-blown seed. … Others might have looked at the polished wooden floors and the retractable bleachers of the 90,000- square-foot arena and envisioned basketballs glancing off backboards and athletes in blue-and- gold uniforms shooting three- pointers and driving for lay-ups. They may have imagined bands and cheerleaders and hordes of fans holding signs and making waves in the stands. But not Eve Glasser. Instead, the 60-year-old perpetual motion machine who is director of the Hofstra Arboretum saw blooms and buds. She saw beds and borders. She saw gardens. … The largest garden is, in a sense, child’s play — the 58-foot-long, 40-foot-wide Harry Potter garden.