The Asheville-Citizen Times wrote a nice article about the greenways about to be constructed. It’s an exciting time to be the chair of the Asheville Greenways Committee. http://avlne.ws/1YsCJCe
Nice article in the Asheville Citizen Times about a playground I designed at Lake Julian. I hope they get the grant to fund it!
I am excited to be the new chair of the Greenways Committee with the City of Asheville, following in Sue Barlow’s footsteps. Exciting things are happening in Asheville with greenways!
The Fairview Elementary School Inclusive Play Project was featured on WLOS. http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/inclusive-playground-fairview-elementary-18727.shtml#.VH3ve8n9VAA
Hydrocycle Engineering and Mary Weber Landscape Architecture were honored by a Friends of the River Award for the Mars Hill Stormwater Demonstration Project.
I’ve been working on the redesign of the play area at Fairview Elementary School to be more inclusive. The design features an accessible looping trail, new play equipment, deck, art wall, sensory garden, sound garden, field and sound garden, and other features. The school is beginning a fundraising campaign for construction.
Here is a great blog post from Alice Webb which describes who landscape architects are and what we do.
What is Landscape Architecture? March 19, 2014 by Alice Webb
I attended the Tri-State American Society of Landscape Architects conference, held here in Asheville. I attended sessions on the positive economic impact of greenways, inclusive play spaces, low impact development and storm water management, design of meadows and other topics. I’m ready to implement some of these ideas!
On March 21-23 the WNC Home, Garden and Green Living Show will be held at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, featuring products and services for the home, garden and an eco-friendly lifestyle. I will be volunteering at a booth for the WNC Green Building Council on Sunday from 1-3. Please stop by and say ‘hello!’