Voice of the Land


Jack and Greg’s House

Sep 7th, 2017

Movesian-Finlaw home

If you are driving past the Denver Botanic Gardens, you drive right by this lovely Georgian home and may not know that it isn’t part of the Botanic Gardens. Jack Finlaw and Greg Movesian hired Art of the Land for their first project. They asked us to prune branches before one of their gatherings. I met […]

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Help with Compost Start-up

Jun 14th, 2017

Compost bin

I’d like to introduce my friend’s daughter, Liz Rutledge and her company Sustainable Three. Her concept is that if each of us can make just three changes we can make a positive difference on our environment—and she is here to help. Here is a blog from Liz and a link to her website: I don’t know about you, but I […]

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Are we about to see “Ugly” produce at our grocery stores? Will it be 30% cheaper?

Mar 23rd, 2017

Orange beets at a farmers market

It may be coming. Over the last few months many articles have been written about it. It seems we are being made aware of the “problem of perfection” that our farmers and grocers suffer from. Whether you call them “imperfect”, “inglorious” or just plain “Ugly Foods”; they are just misshapen vegetables and bruised fruits. Farmers […]

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Life in the Margins: The Role of the Post-Modern Hedgerow

Mar 11th, 2016

Post-Modern Hedgerow, common in the British Isles

By Dave Coulter One of my favorite memories from my childhood was finding a box turtle living under a line of gnarly Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) trees in my suburban Chicago neighborhood. It was not until many years later that I realized that this row of rough trees, threading through backyards and along roadsides, was […]

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“How will we know it’s us without our past?”

Sep 11th, 2015

That quote from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath succinctly summarizes the importance of Historic Preservation. And, in Colorado, we are fortunate to have, and here at Art of the Land, support, Colorado Preservation, Inc., the steward of Historic Preservation throughout our state.

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Reality Check…No Farms. No Food.

Jul 30th, 2015

no farms,no food,farmers,family farms, sustainability,agroeconomics

Putting food on the table is certainly a priority in our daily lives. And, it is clearly the priority of our nation’s farmers.

But, with over 50 acres of farm and ranch land being lost to development every day, how do we make sure we don’t run out of farmland, much less food?

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Farming by Design…Right in Your Own Backyard!

Apr 30th, 2015

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For those with active yards of their own (or, inactive yards for that matter), great pleasure and probable food cost savings are available right outside the window. Backyard farming has established its roots!

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Chickens in the Landscape…Lay on the Design!

Apr 3rd, 2015

urban chickens backyard hay

So, you’ve hatched the idea of chickens in your backyard. Sounds simple enough. But, where do you start? Your landscape professional can assist with design and construction of the best environment for raising chickens in your own backyard. Multiple sources of information on Urban Chickens are available on line and in print.

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Come visit us at the Trilogy Curated Event: Green 4/19

Apr 18th, 2014

Saturday April 19, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Green Spaces Colorado 1368 26th Street Denver, CO 80205 Special Focus: Upcycling The day will feature diverse specialists from landscape professionals to plumbers to recycled product vendors. As a special feature, we are highlighting one of the most recognized movements in design: Upcycling. Upcycling is […]

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Design Landscapes to Serve Community Needs

Dec 14th, 2013

Art of the Land's Low-evaporation recycled water, water feature at Dominic Park

Art of the Land’s Dominick Park and Anderman Residence projects were featured this month in Colorado Green magazine. Each is featured for their design—specifically; designed to serve community needs and greater goals. The Anderman residence features a water-smart landscape that integrates water-wise planting, a recycled water, water-feature, and a green roof with edible landscaping reducing […]

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