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LI Bulletin Board

Communications from The Landscape Institute
News & Events
Featured Websites
Job Opportunities

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Communications from The Landscape Institute

The LI comunications with students in these three electronic formats:

Events - a monthly e-mail highlighting different events in and around the Boston area, as well as specific Landscape Institute events

Course announcements - for special workshops, lectures and registration updates

Newsletter - a quarterly newsletter focusing on innovative work in the landscape design field, profiles on different faculty and students, events, and alumni work

We encourage students and alums to send along information about their work, accomplishments, kudos to friends and peers, and any event of interest.  Please note: as events are sent quarterly, we will only post events which will occus in the three months following the issue date of each newsletter.  Forward information to Heather Heimark at heather.heimarck@the-bac.edu.

* Events and news will also be posted on this Bulletin Board, monthly.


News & Events

Congratulations to Massachusetts Horticultural Society and The Landscape Institute for it's award-winning exhibit!  The exhibit was honored with six awards. More information

Read the ASLA's "Dirt" interview with faculty Marion Pressley on her lengthy career working on Olmsted landscape.



LI Network Group Regional Meet-ups
Part professional development, part idea swap, these events are local get-togethers hosted by members of the Landscape Institute community to share knowledge, spark new ideas and network!  The LI Network Group is facilitating regional satellite events to build local networks and keep graduates and students from all three incarnations of the school, connected both to each other and to the LI/BAC and it's many resources.

We invite you to join an event near you and/or 'host' an LI Network event in your neck of the woods.  RSVP to the event organizer, noted below.

West Subarbs
New England Hardscapes: Commonly Used Materials and Design Applications
Presenters: Erika Baehr & Patrick McEneaney, Village Stonesmith Gardens & Masonry
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2014
Location: Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA
Time: 6:00 - 7:30PM
Organizer: Erika Baehr
RSVP: Erika Baehr at erikabaehr@gmail.com

Central Massachusetts
Nursery Tour of Select Horticulture
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Location: Select Horticulture, 1865 Main Street, Lancaster, MA
Time: 10:00 - 11:30AM
Organizer: Liz Luc-Clowes
RSVP: Liz Luc-Clowes at elbrixia@aol.com

Southeastern Massachusetts
Hosted by Ruth Riske, TBA

Southern New Hampshire
Hosted by Jill Nooney, TBA


Featured Websites

Congratulations to Shawn Mayers, landscape design graduate.  Learn more about her company, GroundSwell Design.

Landscape Preservation consultant and student, Pamela Hartford's article, 10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments!

New England Landscape Design and History Association (NELDA) has a fresh new website.  This organization supports landscape designers and historians, many of our graduates are on the board.  See their newly released walking tour information for the South End.  The Back Bay and Prudential Center Gardens will be available soon.


Job Opportunities

Massachusetts Horticulutural Society

Director of HorticultureMore information
Business ManagerMore information.

Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign)

Executive Director
Founded in 1997 by LI alum Lucia Droby, COGdesign is a non-profit service organization offering quality landscape design services for community-based groups, meaningful professional experience for students and practicing landscape designers, and volunteer opportunities for those interested in strengthening communities by creating and improving neighborhood green spaces.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall responsibility for COGdesign's programs, staff, volunteers and execution of its mission.

For a detailed job description and necessary qualifications, contact Diane Aronson at aronsons@comcast.net, or Carolyn Edsell-Vetter at carolyn@ayardandahalf.com.

Laurel Garden Design

Certified Landscape Designer
Looking for a team leader for our organic maintenance crew.  We work in the Metro West and Boston area.  The position is part-time (about 30 hours/week), possibly leading to full-time.  Must be healthy and strong, and have 3-5 years of horticultural experience with leadership skills.  We do a lot of fine hand pruning, so some experience with that is helpful.  I would love someone who is enthusiastic and would like to grow with the company.  We are currently training ourselves in soil science and will be using a microscop on job sites.  A sense of design, carpentry skills, and/or hardscape skills are a bonus.  Must have a clean driving record and be willing to drive the company pick up.

Send cover letter & resume, or request more information, to darcy@laurengardendesign.com.


Fine Gardener
We are currently seeking an experienced gardener/horticulturist to assist in all aspects of garden installation and maintenance for POTTED UP clients on a seasonal basis (April to December).  Paramount to the success of our business is the establishment and maintenance of collaborative and enduring business relationships with our clients.  This position reports to the Garden Services Manager. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

For a detailed job description, or to forward a resume & cover letter, e-mail Linda Esposito at linda@pottedup.com.

Generous Earth Gardens, LLC

Crew Member
This person needs to know how to operate light machinery (lawn mowers, weed wackers, etc.), can handle long hours of physical labor, has basic gardening/landscape skills, and have excellent people/social skills.  Looking for a person who is experienced, dependable, self-reliant, motivated and hard-working.

This position requires an individual who has experience managing crews on the work site, excellent customer service and relations, time management skills and shines in a leadership position.  They should be comfortable knowing how to give, as well as, take direction.  This person must enjoy the gardening world and have experience pruning, planting, etc.  Attention to detail is key.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Jones at jocelyn@generourearthgardens.com or 774-392-0637.