Welcome, Landscape Architects


Hey, Dave Connell – editor of the American Society of Landscape Architects website – thanks for recommending us to your readers, and back at ya.  I couldn’t help giving you a poke about the spirited discussions we’ve been having lately about design.  And yes, we’d love to hear from some of your members, not just as active readers but by having their very own say as guest bloggers.  (What a resume-builder, huh?)  They can just give me a shout.

I’ve been an avid reader of Landscape Architecture Magazine for years now – not because I’m such a precocious gardener that I actually subscribe, but because I attend regular meetings of an agency that carries it.  And it’s been there, at the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, that I’ve heard some amazing presentations by and discussions with the likes of Peter Walker, Laurie Olin, Jim Van Sweden, Kathryn Gustafson, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Diana Balmori (who actually sits on the Commission), and lots more, but you get the idea.  It’s no wonder I think LAs are pretty cool.

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

Contact Susan via email or by leaving a comment here.

Photo by Stephen Brown.