Voice of the Land
“I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself.” Michael Grab
Art of the Land Receives ALCC Award of Excellence for Anderman Residence Landscape Design/Build Project
Award of Excellence 2012 ALCC “Nancy provided us with a top-notch landscape design for our new house. She was willing to research some complicated elements and did a good job of overseeing all the design and installation work associated with the job. This allowed us to get exactly the landscaping that we wanted.” – Evan [...]
Award of Excellence 2012 ALCC The Andermans wanted to walk out into a garden from the second floor of their home. They are very environmentally conscientious and desired a rooftop natural habitat. So, the green roof was constructed with a combination of native xeric ground covers, perennials and grasses, as well as a recycled wood [...]
Vertical planters take all kinds of shapes these days. There is just no limit to imaginative ways to go up!
(The following article was published as the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado’s “Tip of the Week” on August 31, 2012. You can learn more about that group of professionals at this link.)
More than ever, art is thriving outdoors – and it’s not just at the mall and public buildings. With Coloradans preferring to spend as much time as possible outside, it only makes sense that we want artistic objects in or near our outdoor living areas.
Again in late August, Channel 9 in Denver has featured sustainable art in the landscape, and prominently, that of Art of the Land. Founder and Principal Nancy Eastman creates pieces that accent areas while providing habitat for birds.
We all saw a hugely significant birthday come to pass recently when our fragile and beautiful Earth became home to its 7 billionth person. Over the next 30 years, another 2 or 3 billion people will join us. What does this monumental population growth mean?
For one thing, the global food system is struggling to provide for us all. Food prices peaked in 2008 and again in 2011
By Nancy Eastman & Paul Briggs ASLA Colorado Magazine, “Exposures”, vol. 2, issue 1, May 2010, “Sustainability Issue” Agricultural societies have used hedgerows for centuries to define property lines and contain domestic animals. Ancient hedgerows in Europe are recognized as important historical and ecological resources. European immigrants brought the use of hedgerows to America, continuing [...]
“Down and Dirty: The Scoop on Soil” Thursday, March 4, 2010 – 8am – 4:30pm Denver Botanic Gardens Soils: the foundation of sustainable landscapes. What is healthy soil? How do we protect and create it? Learn how healthy soil: protects plants from insects and disease transforms garbage into fertilizer absorbs and cleans water and air [...]
David Coulter of Osage, Inc. has been working in urban horticulture for more than 30 years. Hedgerow preservation in America is an interest that has been simmering in his mind for the past few years. Many important environmental topics often converge in this area: ecological restoration habitat improvement land use history Historic hedgerows can be [...]