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Helping you become the very best professional by supporting you is our goal. We hope last year was a year of GROWTH for you and that we had a part in it. We truly want to make APLD your professional home: your place for industry news, education and support. Thank You for your continued Chapter support and Membership. We have lots planned for next year and look forward to another year with you.
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Holiday Books for Readers LIKE YOU
There is book for every interest. Here is a crop of books for curious minds like yours. It's not too late to request one of these for the holidays or give as a gift!
Want More Book Suggestions?
The Winter Issue of THE DESIGNER MAGAZINE has a an excellent curated list of books.
New England Grows Highlights
by Ruth Riske
The big Trade Show is over. Thank you to Leisha Marcoccio for her Sprint Session titled “It’s Good to Know: Advice & Thoughts about the latest trends and products in the Landscape Industry”. She spoke about useful plant introductions, hardscape and technology. A big Thank You to Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns for sharing their valuable insights and knowledge of the stone industry. Don’t worry if you missed it. We will be posting some of this information on our website and newsletter in the upcoming months. On friday, the last day of the show, we picked out a name from a bag for the Book Raffle. Leisha Marcoccio was the winner of the book “The Spirit of Stone” by Jan Johnson. I have included some pictures of some of our sponsors and colleagues. Part of the fun of being at New England Grows is the chance to chat with our friends and colleagues.
Feeling Stretched Thin?
It is supposed to be the happiest time of the year but for many of you end of season projects can leave you feeling... weary. "In a world were working 24/7/365 is possible" Katie-Elson Peters says that "you have to set some boundaries." Explore her suggestions and get some useful advice in the winter issue of The Designer magazine. Also check out the book "Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much" by Tony Crabbe. Click here to read the article.
Learning Opportunity for Landscape Designers and LA’s
January 18-19, 2018
Connecticut College Arboretum
New London, CT
In it’s 29th Year, this conference geared towards Landscape Designers and Landscape Architects gives you a close up and personal chance to hear from leading experts in the field. This year’s topic explores a challenge of contemporary landscape design: blending plants, wildlife and people in spaces that advance ecological function and are enjoyable to be in. Cick Here to see the conference brochure.
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Renewal Month for APLD
December and June are the calendar renewal months for APLD. Don’t forget to renew your membership this month.
COG Call for Designers
The Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) is in need of designers for several new projects. Landscape Designers in the area have strong connections to this local non-profit as it was launched by a Landscape Institute graduate, Lucia Droby. It began in 1995 as a program of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) student chapter at the Radcliffe Seminars in Landscape Design. COG provides pro-bono landscape design services to underserved communities to bring attractive, healthy open spaces to their neighborhoods.To date, COG design has worked with more than 90 landscape design projects in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts in rural, suburban, and urban locations. Many of our members have worked on COG projects.
For more information click here.