Meetings & Events


Utah Chapter

Name of Activity: Hurricane Rehab Healing Garden - see schedule of events below
Location: Hurricane, Utah
Additional sponsors or participating organizations:
Hurricane Rehabilitation Center, Intermountain Healthcare Dixie Regional Medical Center, City of Hurricane (elected officials and employees), Hurricane High School, Ballard’s Nursery, Purgatory Correctional Institution, LandWORKS, St. George City Parks Planning, City Sense Studio

Brief description of event:
Hurricane Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in an old facility with a new mission,
to implement the Eden Alternative. The purpose of this project is to master plan the
renovation of the grounds, and to design and install a healing garden. Hurricane High
School landscape construction students will work with Southern Utah ASLA members to
inventory the site, hold a master planning charrette, and design a healing garden on a
portion of the site. Volunteers from Dixie Regional Medical Center and the City of
Hurricane will join the youth and UASLA members for a general site cleanup and the
installation of the garden. Hurricane Mayor Tom Hirschi will serve as honorary chair of
the Southern Utah National Landscape Architecture Month activities, and will dedicate
the healing garden.

Schedule of events:
Wedneday, March 25, 6 pm, Hurricane Library
Public presentation: The Eden Alternative, Dottie Gonthier, Hurricane Rehab Center Administrator

Wedneday, March 25, 1 pm, Hurricane High School
Career exploration: Be a Landscape Architect; Charrette: Site Inventory & Analysis; Programming
Laura Taylor, talk; Cimarron Chacon, charrette

Tue March 31, 1 pm, Hurricane High School
Charrette: Master Plan & Healing Garden Design
Cimarron Chacon and Alan Baird

Wednesday, April 8 am-2 pm, Hurricane Rehab Center
Install Healing Garden James Dotson; DRMC volunteers

Week of April 19, date and time to be announced, Hurricane Rehab Center
Mayor Tom Hirschi will dedicate healing garden

Is this event open to the public? Volunteers from the community are welcome to provide in kind donations of materials
and labor to help install the garden. The public is invited to the garden dedication.
Contact person on the day of the event: Susan Crook
Day of contact phone: 435-773-7920


Name of activity: Water District Gardens Educational Outreach
Date: Each week through April and into May
Location: Jordan Valley, Weber Basin and Central Utah Water Conservation Gardens
Additional sponsors or participating organizations: Northland Design Group, Landmark
Design, and EDA Land Planning (all SLC area based LA firms)

Brief description of event:
In recent years members of our northern Utah local ASLA chapter have been commissioned to design 3
local water agency conservation gardens along the Wasatch Front. These gardens, Weber Basin, Jordan
Valley and Central Utah Water, have been contacted and are slated to be the venues used for educating
local high school students about the profession during the month of April. A representative from each
designing firm will be present to address the students and give the presentation. We are organizing dates
and times when these presentations will be held and will pass these along to national and to our chapter
members as we finalize them. We are enlisting members to help contact local high schools and present
at these venue’s or at the high school itself.

Is this event open to the public? Yes
Contact person on the day of the event: Jeremy S. Fillmore, ASLA and Susan Crook, ASLA
Day-of contact phone: 801-763-0179 for Jeremy and 435-773-7920 for Susan


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