August 15, 2020

Landscape Design in Fairfield County | Front Yard Pollinator Garden

Few things get us more excited than designing a lawn replacement project – especially when it’s a highly visible front yard, like this property in Stamford, CT. The goal was to remove the lawn and replace it with a highly productive and visually stunning front yard native pollinator garden. This client is a true nature enthusiast and photographer – we 

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March 29, 2020

Ecological Landscape Design, Bioengineering and Permaculture in NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge Park

In an effort to respond, as opposed to react to climate change and storm water management, this wonderfully unique and highly functional design allows for and encourages casually directed foot traffic around garden beds, while an interesting, random pattern of repurposed brick in a gravel base substrate allows for maximum on-site infiltration of storm water. Talk about the best of 

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March 27, 2020

Natural Stone Custom Masonry, Landscape Design | Patterson, NY

Landscape architecture and design involves examining all aspects of the property and home.  Considering changes in the existing landscape can improve the functionality and appearance of the site. Ecological values include evaluating the natural and financial resources available to create a more sustainable and resilient landscape environment. These goals are not mutually exclusive. They are desirable and compatible to produce 

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March 18, 2020

The New Frontier: Uniting the Disciplines of Landscape Architecture, Ecological Restoration and Environmental Education

Opportunities abound! Each landscape has the potential to serve as a model for educating ourselves, our children and the community about the importance and value of nature, resource conservation and environmental education.  Uniting our communities, organizations, non-profits, and land trusts to promote ecologically responsible land stewardship is imperative for preserving the beautiful diversity of our planet for future generations. For 

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January 30, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a Model of Ecological Landscape Design | Director Rebecca McMackin Shares at Plant-O-Rama

On Tuesday we had the delight of attending the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Fall Plant-o-Rama conference. Keynote speaker Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park and fellow ELA Member truly amazed us with the details of the design project, its dedication to sustainability, habitat creation and resource recycling. The 1.3 mile former strip along the East River is a former industrial 

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