It was the summer of bats here at Tudor Place! We just completed three successful public programs dedicated to bat-friendly landscapes and advocating for their habitats here in the District. The story begins last fall when I began my role here in the gardens. 2018 saw an excess of two things: rain (it was one … More Bat Friendly Gardens & Public Programming
An exciting initiative to be working on at Tudor Place is the development of their Master Preservation Plan. In a nutshell it aims to address several infrastructure upgrades that will protect the long-term integrity of the historic structures and collections. I arrived just in time for the construction phase of the first project in the … More Following the Master Plan and Stay on Budget!
Today i’d like to share a brief post on “red lists”, and how they may possibly have different meanings in the natural and built environment depending on what type of green professional you talk to. A recent event helped me come to this realization. Last week I was out in California, and spent a day … More Red List(s) for the natural and built environment #redlist
I recently published a post on sustainable development courses in higher education. It was based on my personal experiences examining curriculum across the world over the past decade. In that same post, I also talked about the broad definition of sustainability and how the term is used [and misused] in society to communicate many things- … More People, planet, profit in context
It was summer of 2006, and I was to graduate the following spring with a BS in landscape architecture. I was still excited about my choice of study and was energized by the upcoming senior studio projects that would challenge us to draw from our cumulative collection of skills and training over the past few … More Looking at graduate programs in #sustainabledevelopment 10 years later. Spoiler alert: #greenwash
Muir Woods is a very special NPS property for its ecological and cultural significance, and I was so happy to be able to visit this site for my self on a beautiful March day. Its perpetual protection dates back to January 9, 1908, when President Theodore Roosevelt and land owner William Kent together established Muir Woods … More Muir Woods, CA