We gravitate toward landscape architecture for many different reasons. Some enjoy horticulture and some are intrigued by the creative process involved. Whatever the reasons we all love landscape architecture, many people are still unaware that the profession exists. Luckily, April is National Landscape Architecture Month, and ASLA Chapters across the nation and other associations around the world are taking part in bringing greater awareness of the profession to everyone.
As in previous years, landscape architects across the country plan to educate the public by hosting events, doing hands-on work in communities, having speaking engagements, and organizing and participating in design charettes.
This year’s theme is Healthy Living Through Design. ASLA is challenging landscape architects to show what we’re doing to improve lives through landscape architecture. This theme connects to ASLA’s Year of Public Service, in which the organization is asking professionals to give their time and resources in a big push to help communities and increase the recognition of landscape architecture. ASLA’s Year of Public Service blog addresses some of the issues regarding this year’s theme, suggests ideas for getting involved, and will share success stories.
ASLA’s National Landscape Architecture Month website is the best resource for finding out what’s going on in your region in April. But make sure to share your Landscape Architecture Month stories with the Land8 network, via this website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Happy National Landscape Architecture Month!