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LI Bulletin Board

Communications from The Landscape Institute
News & Events


Featured Websites


BAC Resources

Mark Your Calendar

Summer classes begin June 2, 2014
Fall registration opens July 16, 2014
Fall classes begin August 25, 2014


News & Events

  • The LI Joins the School of Landscape Architecture at the BAC!
    The BAC is excited to announce new initiatives to bring closer alignments between the degree programs and the certificate programs. As of this August, the Landscape Institute will no longer be housed within the department of Professional and Continuing Education; rather the LI will be a part of the School of Landscape Architecture. The LI director, Heather Heimarck, will work with the head of the School of Landscape Architecture, Maria Bellalta to build synergies and distinct missions for the two programs. LI students seeking support with registration or general information may still use the main P&CE phone number, 617 585-0101.
  • Congratulations to  Cheryl Miller, LI 2011, who was awarded the 2014 Rudy Favretti Fellowship from the Garden Club of Virginia. The Rudy Favretti Fellowship promotes the research and documentation of historic Virginia gardens held in private hands. Cheryl will be researching the colonial revival Belvoir Farms Estate in The Plains, Virginia.
    Cheryl is currently enrolled in BAC's Masters In Design Studies in Historic Preservation, which she is completing on-line from her home in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Congratulations to Gina Foglia, former LI instructor and partner of landscape architecture firm Heimarck & Folgia, LLC is the newly appointed Executive Director for COG Design. We wish Gina well as she takes the reigns from Lucia Droby, and keeps the vital work of COG Design going strong.
  • Ann Kearsley, ASLA, MLAUD will be returning to the Landscape Institute this fall to teach a course on discourses in ecology. Learn more about contemporary issues in landscape design and Ann by attending her talk on Ecological Landscape Design at Massachusetts Horticultural Society June 12th, 7pm.



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. Contact jennifer.d.kimball@gmail.com

Planning Committee Meeting

Date: Monday June 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the BAC
RSVP: Jennifer.d.kimball@gmail.com

Featured Websites



Suzanne Higham CLD ‘11 and Mass Horticultural Society's Garden Curator David Fiske invite plant enthusiasts and garden designers to help spruce up the Bressingham garden at Elm Bank. Adrian Bloom, the garden's acclaimed designer will be visiting in October; the garden stewards are eager to have the garden looking it's best. With over 200 species and cultivars, Bressingham Garden is a unique learning garden. Refreshments and light lunch will be served. Sunday, September 7th - 8AM - 12PM Any questions, please call David Fiske at 617-835-6365

Community Park One Day Service Project

73-75 Arcola Street, Dorchester
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 8:30AM - 5:00PM

The Landscape Institute is partnering with the Ecological Landscaping Alliance (ELA) and Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) to renovate a small public urban garden in Dorchester. This one day community service project will bring together talented energetic volunteers from all three organizations to make a difference in a neighborhood park. Roll up your sleeves, plant, cultivate, prune and get dirty, help make a difference one park at a time. Amidst the hard work, there will be brief discussions of the plant material, the design, and demonstrations of proper techniques. Come for as long as you can. Every person counts. 

RSVP: Heather.heimarck@the-bac.edu

Two Positions at R.P. Marzilli - Medway, MA
Positions available based out of Weston, Medway, or Mashpee, MA

Gardening Crew Leader- Can you envision yourself leading a crew of passionate, like-minded gardeners who maintain and enhance gorgeous residential estates? If so, you might be a great fit for our award-winning team. This is a leadership position that requires time in the field.

Gardener/Horticulturist- Are you passionate about gardening? Do you love to dig, deadhead, and prune? This is a field position requiring horticultural knowledge, professionalism, and a team skills.

For additional information and desired skill sets for these open positions, email LI alum, Laura Harrigan at lharrigan@rpmarzilli.com or call 508 533-8700

Groundwork Somerville

New Outreach Coordinator

Position available through the AmeriCorps VISTA Program immediately!

BAC Resources

  • Two valuable resources, one tailored for orienting prospective students and the other for current students are available on the BAC website. These resources contain policies, procedures and links to forms such as drop/add, certificate application and clearance form and information on student resources.
  • Did you know that on the fourth floor of the BAC's main building, 320 Newbury Street, there is an open computer lab where students can scan, print, and adjust large format drawings? Student id cards allow access to the plotters for well below market rate printing and copying cost.
  • Self service is the students best resource for obtaining course information, registering for courses, and retrieving grades at the end of the semester. Self Service is also the best resource for registration confirmation, class room locations and obtaining a BAC transcript.

Communications from The Landscape Institute

The LI communications 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 occur 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.