This Thursday, join Grace Farms Foundation, Edwina von Gal (landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project), and ASLA Connecticut for Earth Equity and Design for Freedom, a full-day event on May 26 at Grace Farms in New Canaan, featuring panels, walks, lunch, and breakout discussions.
The day will include site tours led by members of Olin Studio, to learn about the landscape design vision and restored native meadows at Grace Farms; keynotes by Karenna Gore, Center for Earth Ethics, and others; talks on the role of public gardens, managers and gardeners; techniques you can put into practice immediately for native, pollinator-friendly, and pesticide-free landscaping; a discussion of the sustainability implications of common material choices in the built environment; and a garden tea in the orchard of the SANAA-designed Plaza. Participants will come away with a new understanding of how commitments to sustainable ecosystems in landscape design and land care can advance equity both locally and globally. Shuttles will be provided from the New Canaan train station.
Date: May 26, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Venue: Grace Farms (New Canaan, CT)
Tickets: $50 (Grace Farms members: $20)
Approved for 6.0 PDH/HSW (LA CES) and 3.75 APLD credits; AIA-CES credits (4 LU/HSW) pending.