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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Member since January 20, 2009
The natural world provides us with innumerable examples of "sustainable design". It has been successfully sustaining life for a very long time. It is only now that man is posing a challenge but if we look to nature for solutions they are there. Conservation is the focus of my landscape architectural practice. This of course includes natural systems but historic and cultural landscapes as well. When we preserve our historic and cultural landscape we are preserving the stories of our towns and neighborhoods and these engage us in the creation of community and working together to find a design solution.
I am involved with conservation organizations such as Audubon, The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy as well as local land trusts, open space and land preservation alliances. A strong community advocate I enjoy bringing people together to work towards the common design solution that will preserve the land and conserve of our natural resources. This may often be on the scale of individual gardens, community plots or a regional scale. As a free lance writer I try to educate communities about conservation issues and in this way develop interest and from that advocacy.