"Grass is tough, but sheet mulching has a good track record against it. Starve the grass of irrigation for a while, then cover it with a layer of cardboard or newspaper (cardboard works better). Then cover the cardboard with several inches…"
"I've been experimenting with some varieties of thyme and a few other walkable ground covers in the small garden behind my apartment. The first year they didn't grow much, but most of them really took off the second…"
"Washington DC is the opposite coast, but it is the most depression proof city in the US. I kinda like DC, despite the humidity - the museums are great, and the beach is pretty close.
Just a thought, Roland, I know you are into the other coast…"
"No problem man. I like Houston as well. That’s big of you to apologize. I respect that.
Oh and I'm sorry about the chemical leak and hanging out with landscaperplanner shots. I guess it was the “research” thingy that made my…"
"Two years ago we put out an ad to fill a position as an entry level or engineer in training for site design. We hired the person who was close enough to commute. It turned out that the kid is awesome, but we really found that out later. No one…"
This is landplanner. Are you aware of this firm in China. They are the far leading edge (as in no other firm is doing anything even close to their achievements) in ecological/sustainable/regenerative landscape architecture.
I'm pretty sure your aware of them, but if your not here is their website.
Look at their project accomplishments. They are truely remarkable and have garnered ASLA awards.
If you could land a position with them, you would be right where you want to be, with the exception of severe culture shock (it takes time to overcome that in China) and exceptionally rancid air quality (it is Beijing after all)
I saw you posted on a discussion that you suggested to read The Permaculture Design Manual by Bill Mollison. My brother is really big into permaculture, so I am starting to learn more about it. To you have any other resources you would suggest looking into? Thanks
I'm going to be visiting in Moscow in April. I don't know if you knew that I got my BLA there. I will be dropping in on them. I keep contact with Toru Otawa. I was closer to him and Jim Kuska (retired) than to Steve Drown or Gary Austin. Maybe I'll see you there, too. We'll be trying to cram in a lot in one week.
Good luck with school and say hello to the faculty for me.
Would you mind passing along the article about the UPenn sustainable design center? I didn't notice anything about it on their website and I'd love to learn more about the program. Also, do you have any recommendations about how to design, layout, or build my portfolio? Its something I'm still haven't quite figured out (i.e. I really have no idea what to do).
Thanks a bunch!
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