"Any suggestions on great books on growing school gardens, and greening school grounds? It's for a college design course I'll teach this fall - my students will be working with a Midwestern K-12 school and a schoolyard garden is part of…"
"Hi Jane. I'm a practicing landscape architect and a university lecturer at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, U.S. and I have the great opportunity to accompany my wife to the Life History Society's 2012 conference this October in…"
Thanks for the kind welcome! I found my way to the Children's Built Environments group and look forward to learning more, sharing my experiences and connecting with this group and others.
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I am a practicing Landscape Architect and Senior Lecturer in the College of Design at Iowa State University.
Through my practice, I work with nonprofit organizations and communities to develop long-range visions for future land use and programming.
I believe there is an opportunity to integrate environmental stewardship into more than my clients' outdoor educational programs. I also believe there is an opportunity to use the natural landscape as a setting to foster environmental stewardship.
Therefore, I strive to develop designs that support my clients' program, enrich the outdoor experience and incorporate principles of environmental stewardship. I firmly believe in maintaining a balance between site and structure so the outdoor program areas and structures I design are in harmony with the natural setting.
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