To recognize National Landscape Architecture Month in April, many landscape architects will host activities to celebrate the profession and explain how their work contributes to the public’s well-being. In keeping with this year’s theme, many events will demonstrate how green design can encourage healthy living.
Some of the events throughout National Landscape Architecture Month include:
- Building a series of rain gardens for Joplin, Missouri, which is still recovering from a devastating tornado, by the Prairie Gateway chapter
- Garden design workshops in three Alaskan cities
- Three walking tours in San Diego County
- A “sketch walk” at Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center in New York City
- A program in the schools and a wetlands walk in Southern California
- A self-guided walking tour of downtown Indianapolis’s significant landscapes, public parks, and urban design scheme
- A program in Idaho working with students and the local high school environmental education program
- Showing a documentary film, “Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life,” in Boston that explores the need and importance of reconnecting people with nature
- Community-based garden design In Utah, carried out by the Wasatch Community Gardens and the Utah Chapter of ASLA.
To see a full activity list, visit the National Landscape Architecture Month’s website.