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Arkansas
A New Green Wall for the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Earlier this month, ASLA Arkansas coordinated a one-day charrette as part of the Year of Public Service to determine the best location, size, and form of a green wall to be installed this year at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. The garden received a donation for a green wall and reached out to ASLA for help. The landscape architects involved in this charrette were able to use their expertise to design two possible green walls for potential installation later this year. 

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Read more here (via ASLA’s Year of Public Service).

California Northern
Parkmerced Update

The decision to demolish Parkmerced poses a quandary regarding how densification of urban areas will be accomplished in the coming years. The Association of Bay Area Governments, responsible for transit-oriented development, and Assembly Bill 32—Global Warming Solutions Act (in many ways are in conflict with the San Francisco General Plan in how to best preserve and protect rental housing and culturally significant landscapes against development.

California Sierra
Free Educational Opportunity/Nursery Tour
March 15, 2013
Monrovia Nursery, Visalia

Join Monrovia Nursery for a free tour of its Visalia growing facility and discussion of plants on March 15. Transportation will be provided by bus from Sacramento.

Space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Rudyk at customercare@monrovia.com.

Florida
http://www.flasla.org/news/117628/JONATHAN-SEYMOUR-PASSING.htm
Jonathan Seymour Passing

He was an inspiration to so many landscape architects over the years and a dear friend to many members of Florida ASLA. His leadership was important back in the early days of the chapter in Florida. The consistent excellence of his work did much to promote respect from other disciplines and showcase what good landscape architectural design could accomplish.

Read more here.

Georgia 
Investing in Resources

The Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently donated $500 for the purchase of new books for the Owens Library at the UGA College of Environment and Design. A variety of books were purchased including books on urban design, the profession of landscape architecture, computer modeling, and design basics.

The Owens Library depends on donations for its collection, especially the John Long Fund and donations like the one GAASLA just made. If you are interested in donating to the Owens Library, please contact Melissa Tufts at 706-542-8292 or mtufts@uga.edu.

Illinois
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a955f6ea
elevation, Winter 2013

The Illinois Chapter of ASLA recently released the Winter 2013 issue of elevation.

In this issue:
• O’Hare International Airport—A Flight Path to Sustainability
• Planning for the Joy of the Journey
• How Observation Informs Design
• Toward the Bloomingdale Trail
• Making the Case for Landscape Architecture

Oregon
Mt. Hood Section PDH Series
March 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Jack London Pub

Contact Jesse Stemmler for more information.



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