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ASLA Chapters Celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM)

Here’s just a sampling of events that have happened or are about to happen around the country this month. Visit the National Landscape Architecture Month site and see full list and details.

Garden Design Workshop
Dates TBA

Practical, hands on, and most of all fun, the Garden Design Workshop presents the opportunity to learn about functional and beautiful garden design in Alaska’s local climates and helps participants develop unique landscape plans for their gardens. 

Lecture Series

April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Join some of Arizona’s most influential landscape architects for the Designing for Your Health & Well-Being lecture series.

Public Golf Tournament
April 12, 8:30 a.m.
This four-person shotgun scramble, open to the public, was held in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month. 

Northern California
Working Traces Lecture
April 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Julie Bargmann, of D.I.R.T. Studio, addressed participants at UC Berkeley.

California, San Diego
It’s Time to Grow!
April 20
"It’s Time to Grow" is the theme of So-Cal ASLA and ValleyCrest's 2013 gathering at the Fillmore growing grounds, where attendees can mingle with each other, see the trees up close, and enjoy spring in the nursery. 

Doors Open Denver Tour
April 13–14
ASLA Colorado provided tours and information on Denver's major parks and parkways.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Connecticut Yankee
April 17
Speakers will include author Justin Martin, who has written Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, and filmmaker Lawrence Hott, who has produced a documentary on Olmsted to be released in the fall.

Landscape Architecture Videoconference
April 23
Doug Smith, president of landscape architecture and design firm EDSA, will give insight on the career of landscape architecture to students in grades 5 through 7. 

Student Office Tours
April 12
In partnership with Ball State and Purdue Universities, landscape architecture students spent the afternoon visiting local offices.

Baton Rouge Better Block Parklet
April 13–14
The built parklet, part of the Baton Rouge Better Block event, was an area for visitors to sit in movable furniture surrounded by shade trees within a food-truck area.

MiASLA Lobby Day
Landscape architects will speak with their state legislators to better inform them of the important role of landscape architecture in placemaking in Michigan and the relevance of licensure.

New Hampshire
Elizabeth Greenleaf Pattee Presentation
In honor of NLAM, presenter Susanne Smith Meyer will lead a presentation on Pattee as part of NHTI’s 2012–2013 Wings of Knowledge lecture series.

New Mexico
Walk. Bike. Ride.
April 19
Walk and see downtown transportation and revitalization efforts, including the 4th Street Mall and Historic Route 66, and bike portions of the existing 50-Mile Loop.

New York
39th Worldwide Sketchcrawl
April 13, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The activity fosters the art of on-location drawing. On-location drawing focuses our attention on the details, color, structure, and spatial relationships of designed environments.

New York, Upstate
Women in the Dirt Film Screenings
April 2, 16, 18, 25, and 30
Women in the Dirt
highlights the work of seven award-winning women who have made their mark in the field. The chapter will show these throughout upstate New York for NLAM.

Urban Agriculture Workshop
April 6
ASLA Oregon led a design charrette for a community garden and sponsored a table to create awareness for landscape architecture.

Sketching Session with Dennis Carmichael, FASLA
April 6, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Carmichael discussed the value of hand-drawing skills and then led participants through a series of drawing techniques.

Prairie Gateway/St. Louis
Day on the Hill
April 10
After a several-year hiatus, PGASLA and the St. Louis Chapter of ASLA headed to the hill on behalf of all landscape architects in the state of Missouri.

Knoxville’s ‘First Friday’ Student Work Exhibition
April 5, 6:00 p.m.
In celebration of NLAM, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offered a presentation of student works at the Downtown Design Studio.

Earth Day at Discovery Green
April 14
Texas ASLA hosted a booth and interactive session to promote landscape architecture at Earth Day at Discovery Green.

VT ASLA/NLAM Public Radio Ad
April 1–30
VTASLA will promote the profession and the organization by placing ads on Vermont's most-listened-to radio station, VT Public Radio.

Rain Garden Design Project w/Seattle Public Schools
Various dates in April
WASLA is working with the Seattle Public School District to facilitate design and construction of an educational rain garden experience at one of the school district's elementary schools.

Capitol Display
April 8–12
University of Wisconsin at Madison (UWM) landscape architecture students displayed their designs at the Madison Capitol Building for an entire week in honor of NLAM.

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