ASLA Chapters Celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM)
Here’s a sampling of events, either just past or planned, around the country this month. Visit the NLAM site and see the full list and details.
NLAM Lecture Series
April 3, 10, 22, and 29
Landscape architects will provide conversations on how public and private designs contribute to community, as well as individual, healthy places. This is the third year landscape architects in Tucson have done these presentations to the public for NLAM.
Film Presentation in Schools: Green Fire
The ASLA-NCC is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to show the movie Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time to a group of juniors and seniors at Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California.
Doors Open Denver!
Landscape architects from the Denver community will be leading multiple tours throughout Denver’s dynamic park system with ample support from the ASLA student chapter. They will have their own booth at the Doors Open Denver! headquarters, which will be staffed by ASLA volunteers to further promote landscape architecture in Denver to the general public.
What’s Out There Weekend: Miami
The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s “What’s Out There Weekend: Miami” will offer tours of lush, tropical flora and landscapes from Palm Beach down to Cutler Bay. The tours reveal anecdotes and stories about city shaping, landscape architecture, and design history. Many are places people pass daily, but do we know their background stories?
Earth Day Savannah
ASLA Georgia’s Savannah Section will be in Forsyth Park on April 19th to join the Earth Day festivities. There will be a booth where attendees can get “tattooed” with their green logo for free, while supplies last.
Earth Day Indiana
Earth Day Indiana is an already large event that takes place in the White River Gardens. ASLA Indiana has secured a booth space there, so make sure to stop by if you’re in the area. They will have a landscape architecture art piece there as well as elements of a community pocket park. Located in the children’s tent, they will have a make-and-take element for the kids. This will be a fun and engaging event.
2014 Mayor’s Annual Ride (& Run) for Trails
In support of National Landscape Architecture Month, Iowa ASLA is participating in the 2014 Mayor’s Annual Ride (& Run) for Trails in Des Moines. Join the chapter as a rider, runner, or a volunteer at the rest stop and help them raise awareness of the landscape architecture profession, all while having a lot of fun.
Lecture: America’s Romance with the English Garden
Gardeners everywhere have always been enchanted with the English garden style. Author and gardener Thomas Mickey will shed light on how this romance with the English garden began and how it has influenced horticulture and American gardens over the past 200 years.
Walk. Bike. Ride.
Join ASLA New Mexico for their third annual Multimodal Experience lecture and tour. The morning session will include exciting speakers and fascinating transportation-related topics. This will be closely followed by a “multimodal” bus, walking, and bike tour through Albuquerque.
Lecture Series: Global Perspectives
April 9, 22, and 29
This year’s National Landscape Architecture Month lecture series will focus on landscape architecture projects taking place in locations other than New York—with a special emphasis on international projects. Programs will include discussions about the challenges of working overseas, special projects, and other related subjects.
Design and Presentations at Laurel-Snow State Natural Area
Partnering with the Laurel-Snow State Natural Area, the University of Tennessee’s Student ASLA, East Tennessee Section ASLA, and newly formed Southeast Section ASLA members will educate park visitors about protecting the historical and ecological resources.
Renegade Landscape Architects: Planting in 4-D
Using donated soils and wildflower seeds, children will be encouraged to get their hands dirty and create a seed bomb to spread greenery throughout the urban landscape. Maps will be used to track each location so the full impact of the message is spread.