- AWARDS FOCUS: CRIMINALIZED FOR THEIR VERY EXISTENCE
LAM is highlighting student and professional winners from the 2021 ASLA Awards by asking designers to share an outtake that tells an important part of their project’s narrative. Criminalized for Their Very Existence: The Spatial Politics of Homelessness Student Research Award of Excellence “So much of my project’s foundation was rooted in research into the
- AWARDS FOCUS: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH
LAM is highlighting student and professional winners from the 2021 ASLA Awards by asking designers to share an outtake that tells an important part of their project’s narrative. Natural History Museum of Utah: A Museum Without Walls Design Workshop General Design Award of Excellence “The Natural History Museum rests at the threshold of urban
- ROLL, TIDE
BY JARED BREY FROM THE JANUARY 2022 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE. The Lodge at Gulf State Park is built directly into the dunes, so when you walk from the parking lot into the spacious lobby, you’re looking straight through the glass back wall of the hotel, across a stretch of white-sand beach, and
- ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, JANUARY 18
The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Prairie Primetime” by Haniya Rae in the January 2022 issue, about the Prairie Conservation Center in Aurora, Colorado, where a plan by Mundus Bishop reveals this short-grass prairie as a thriving place for ecological education. “A plains education.”
- ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, JANUARY 14
The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Roll, Tide” by Jared Brey in the January 2022 issue, about Gulf State Park in Alabama, where compensation from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is flowing into coastal remediation projects. “A new dune view.” –CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR As
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- What is a CSA & How Does Community Support Help the Environment?
The visibility of locally-grown food received a significant boost in recent years with the growth in popularity of what has become known as the “farm-to-table” movement. Restaurants – especially trendy ones – began embracing locally-grown foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats, and poultry as a way to create uniqueness and be more environmentally aware and responsible. Ingredients and dishes were proudly labeled with the local grower’s name and other information about the food we were eating, so we would know exactly what we were putting in our mouths – hence the term, “farm-to-table.”
- The 6 environmental and health benefits of growing your own food
To some people, it may seem like a stretch to make a connection between gardening and climate change. There is, however, a direct relationship between how we as a nation grow and distribute our food and the carbon emissions that are a major contributor to a warming Earth.
- Does planting trees in your yard help fight climate change?
It seems that every week there’s news directly related to climate change: historic heat in the West; 100-year floods on the Gulf Coast; earlier, more damaging hurricanes affecting the East Coast. And perhaps the most fundamental contributor to this climate chaos is increased carbon dioxide emissions.
- Why supporting local businesses helps the environment and your community
We live in an increasingly global community. Digital technology, the Internet, and innovations in transportation have all contributed to making it easy to interact with even the farthest corners of the world. And while there are certainly benefits to globalization, there are drawbacks, too. One of the biggest is the growing loss of locality – the awareness and preference of our local communities and the unique benefits they have to offer.
- How to Rethink Residential Gardening for Climate Change
Climate change is affecting all things large and small, in ways that are sometimes not so apparent, while in others the impact is readily felt. Gardening is a unique activity in which climate change can be experienced throughout every aspect.
- Binge-watching Gardeners’ World: A guide for U.S.-based cold-climate gardeners
The weather outside is frightful, so time to catch up on all the gardening shows you missed. Here's some tips to get the most out of your viewing time.
- Have you considered a broadfork?
If you have a large garden, consider a broadfork when you're writing up your wishlist. A broadfork is a multi-purpose tool that tackles big jobs but is easy on your back. Follow the link to learn more
- Forcing Branches
It can get addictive--bringing dormant branches into the house so they can flower early is one way to get the jump on spring. Click the link to find out how!
- My New Fave Winter Bloomer
Tired of forcing the same bulbs every winter? Let me introduce you to the Madeiran squill. Click to learn more:
- A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Book Review
A Year at Brandywine Cottage complements David Culp's previous book, The Layered Garden. They each inspire in different ways.