Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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stewardship Photos Courtesy of AsLA PotomAC ChAPter Helping to Build a Garden to Grow a Community Left Using concepts prepared by the community, ASLA volunteers prepared a garden plan and construction drawings. The garden comprises six ecological communities: a butterfly garden, rain garden, wetland garden, edible garden, meadow garden, and shrub garden; as well as a memorial and marquee garden. Right Volunteers worked in the garden among the trellis and GreenScreens, the vertical elements in the garden landscape. The trellis was donated by ICON Shelter Systems and the GreenScreens were donated by Green Screen/ BV Associates. By ASLA Potomac Chapter The refurbishment of the 1938 Coolidge High School Greenhouse Garden was a result of a partnership between ASLA Potomac Chapter, Coolidge High School, ACE D.C., the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association, and the Office of Public Education and Facility Management. At the ASLA mentoring sessions, students learned about the importance of soil permeability and conducting a soil percolation test to determine the best location for the rain and wetland gardens. More than 50 students and community members participated in a design day charrette hosted by ASLA volunteers. The District of Columbia Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization provided the service to construct the garden's infrastructure, using materials donated by landscape vendors. Aggregate was donated by Stabilizer Solutions; drainage mats were donated by American Wick; irrigation was donated by Rainbird, Hunter Industries, Deep Drip, and Rainwater Pillow; lighting was donated by Hunter FX Lumiere. More than 120 students and community members worked with the ASLA volunteers to plant the garden on three build-it-days. Bartlett Tree Experts provided pruning services; DC Forestry Department helped to transport materials, and garden equipment was loaned to the volunteers by Greater DC Cares, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Urban Forestry Administration, and District of Columbia Department of the Environment. ASLA volunteers prepared interpretative signage for the garden to inform students and the community on the ecological function of each of the garden. Signage was donated by Southwood Corp. Benches, planters and trash receptacles were provided by DuMor Site Furnishings, Landscape Forms, and Barbara Nolan, Inc., The Brookfield Company, Tournesol Site Works, Ultraplay and Victor Stanley. A bridge, donated by Ohio Grating, services as a central walk over the rain and wetland gardens. Story Ideas? If you have a project where landscape architectural design services were provided pro bono, you can submit your Stewardship proposal to: stewardship@ or call Larry Shield at (714) 979-5276 x125. Landscape Architect & Specifier News (ISSN 1060-9962) is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc., 14771 Plaza Drive Suite M, Tustin, California 92780 Phone: 714-979-LASN (5276); Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9123). Copyright 2013 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Architect & Specifier News, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 927811126. Subscriptions: Licensed/Registered Landscape Architects free of charge. Others, Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada: 12 issues, $34.95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LASN at or 714-979-5276 ext. 115. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Architect & Specifier News, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. 156 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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