Introduce a Girl to Landscape Architecture 2020

Green Green
Image credit: Sonia Sanchez

Inspire the youngest readers this Women's History Month with design, invention, environmental systems, and the built environment. Check out the newest publications in ASLA's Library for students in grades K-5.

Green Green: A Community Gardening Story by Baldev Lamba, ASLA and Marie Lamba with illustrations by Sonia Sanchez - Published by Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan.

This poetic and color-filled story introduces the joys of creating a community garden for everyone to share. Green Green: A Community Garden Story by Baldev and Marie Lamba is a wonderful and inspiring book about children who join forces together to build a community garden. Don't miss the two page information spread at the back with directions on how to make your world more green. It also contains a short lesson on the importance of gardens to bees and butterflies.

Learn more about Green Green authors, reviews, honors, and press



Green Trees and Sam by Shannon Gapp, ASLA

Developed by Shannon Gapp, ASLA/Bolton & Menk, Green Trees and Sam is a delightful digital book of adventures about a young girl aspiring to become a landscape architect. Access the free digital version.


Activity Books

Sketching Fun Starts Here! Access ASLA's Activity Book for Kids (available in English and Spanish) and take a journey across an imaginary town to learn about the building blocks of landscape architecture. ASLA's Activity Books are also available for Teens and Adults.

Girl Talk


Watch Ujijji Davis, ASLA, landscape architect and urban planner with SmithGroup, as she shares her passion for designing parks, plazas, playgrounds, and cool city spaces. One of her most rewarding projects was restoring and reopening her childhood playground in Central Park. Now it's filled with a new generation of children who are creating their own cherished memories. Her advice to girls is to know the truth about yourself, despite what other people say or think about you. Being self-assured and confident in the things you do will help you tune out negativity.

Girl Power!


Image credit: Sasaki

Sasaki's Diana Fernandez, ASLA and Breeze Outlaw, ASLA, participants of the ASLA Diversity Summit, are serving on a team of designers planning the site of a statue commemorating Fredrick Douglass in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The team includes local community members, artists, and city representatives. The space will be a place for residents to feel a sense of ownership and for their community’s history and culture can thrive. Read the full story.

Check out more Women's History Month highlights including pioneers in landscape architecture, ASLA Award winners, stunning projects designed by women, and more on the ASLA Celebrates Women's History Month 2020 web page   

Explore Landscape Architecture This Summer

ASLA wants to help kids discover landscape architecture this summer. Visit our PreK-12 Summer Camps, Competitions, and Enrichment Programs web page and see what's available in your area!

ASLA K-12 Resources

Learn more about ASLA's K-12 efforts, resources and outreach tools for members and educators on ASLA's Career Discovery web page or email questions to Lisa J. Jennings at discover@asla.org.


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