Mark Your Calendar
- Spring 02 courses begin March 24. Registration is open!
- Cultural Landscape Studio-Malta Deposit March 28
- Boston Flower Show March 12- 16 (LI representatives/volunteers welcome) *Discounted tickets available to LI students and graduates
- Summer Registration Opens April 28, 2014
- Summer classes begin June 2, 2014
Communications from The Landscape InstituteAs of January, 2016, we are changing the frequency and type of e-mails going out to students. You will receive:
- A monthly Events email highlighting different events in and around the Boston area as well as specific Landscape Institute events.
- 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 3 months following the issue date of each newsletter. Forward info to Heather Heimarck
*Events and news will also be posted on this Bulletin Board monthly.
News & Events
- Read the ASLA's "Dirt" interview with faculty Marion Pressley on her lengthy career working on Olmsted landscape
- Boston Flower and Garden Show
The theme for the 2014 Boston Flower and Garden show is "Romance in the Garden". Mrs. Alice Cheney Baltzel grew up at Elm Bank and continued living there after she was married. She and her husband transformed the property into a lavish study in horticulture, focusing on its access to the Charles River. At the heyday of the estate in the 1930's, the groundskeepers' son found the love of his life while growing up on the estate. During their courtship they spent many days boating and picnicking on the Charles. After 60 years of marriage, Mr. Foster visited Elm Bank and referred to the estate as "Eden on Earth". This love story is the inspiration for the MHS 2014 Boston Flower and Garden Show exhibit.
The design of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's (MHS) exhibit is a collaboration with The Landscape Institute. Recent LI graduates involved in this exhibit include:
Suzanne Higham, MHS exhibit chair, owner of Frog Hollow: landscape design, installation and maintenance, uses her background in public health to build healthier communities through horticulture and landscape design. A component of her business is to help elders maintain their independence by assisting them with their landscape needs.
Julia Esteves is a landscape designer and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP). She and her husband Arthur Milczanowski own JuliaGarden Landscape Design, a landscape design and horticultural services company. They have expertise in native and sustainable planting on Cape Cod and have also worked in the field of horticulture in Poland.
Piera Sassaroli is a designer based out of both Boston and Milan, Italy. She has been creating beautiful landscapes for city dwellers vacation homes.
Jeff Dube will be returning to The University of Michigan to complete his Master of Landscape Architecture degree. He would like to combine his background in environmental sciences to reimagine the landscapes of cities to meet civic and ecological functions simultaneously.
Bill Cuddy owner of WJC Services, a full service design, build, maintain landscape company, uses his friendly, hardworking approach to develop long-term relationships with his clients to transform their yards into the landscapes of their dreams.
The design team welcomes members of the LI community to volunteer assistance with the installation of the show at the convention center. This is an exciting experience; volunteers enjoy the experience of seeing the exhibits come to life and bloom. Contact email@example.com
The LI will also have a booth at this year's show and 5 speakers presenting on the Flower show stage. LI community members can receive discounted tickets to the show. The discounted code is LIBAC14. Volunteers to represent the school and will receive a pass for entrance, contact LI@the-bac.edu
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 in an event near you and/or to ‘host' an LI Network event in your neck of the woods. RSVP to the event organizer, noted below.
Wednesday March 5, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway:
7:00 PM lecture
6:15: Pre-lecture coffee/meal at Darwin's - 1629 Cambridge St (behind library)
"Landscape Design as Ecological Art" Darrel Morrison, FASLA.
Co-hosted by Jenifer Kimball & Heather Heimarck
Rsvp: Jennifer Kimball
Thursday March 13, 141 Dorchester Ave. Apt 613, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
"Open Discussion of urban/city residential landscaping; designing and maintaining urban residential decks and patios" with LI alums Tim Wholey, Mike Matrullo of Stonegate Gardens and Ed MacLean, of Potted Up.
Rsvp: Mike Matrullo
Tuesday, March 25, Cape Cod 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Waquoit Estuary Center, 149 Waquoit Highway Rte. 28, Falmouth MA 02536
"Adapting a Landscape Design business to the Client and the Market," presented by Andrew Garulay RLA,Yarmouthport Design Group
Co-hosts: Julie Esteves and Bonie Burlie
Rsvp: Julie Esteves
Wednesday April 9, Waltham Public Library, 6-7:30 pm
Organizer Erika Baehr
Rsvp: Erika Baehr
Saturday, May 3, Select Horticulture, Lancaster, MA 10-11:30am
Organizer Liz Luc-Clowes
RSVP: Liz Luc-Clowes
- Congratulations to Shawn Mayers, landscape design graduate. Learn about her busy company by visiting the GroundSwell Design website.
- Read Landscape Preservation consultant and student Pamela Hartford's article on 10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments!
- New England Landscape Design and History Association (NELDHA) 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.
- Massachusetts Horticultural Society has 3 job openings:
- Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COG):
- Executive Director Search:
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.
- Executive Director Search:
- 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/wk), 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 microscope on job sites. A sense of design, carpentry skills, and/or hardscape skills are a bonus. Must have clean driving record and be willing to drive the company pick up.
- Certified Landscape Designer
- 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.
- Fine Gardener
- 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, basic gardening/landscaping 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.
- Crew Member: