As University of Pennsylvania professor David Brownlee set the stage for last Friday's Civic Horticulture Conference, jointly presented by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, audience members couldn't help but appreciate our city's rich heritage in bringing green landscapes to the urban mix.
“Joe Yamada is a landscape architect of great depth, nuance and finesse. This oral history will help introduce his considerable career and body of work to a wider audience." —Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation
In Sept. of 2011, Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), penned a love letter — via his Huffington Post column, City Shaping — to Philadelphia's past and current public greening efforts.
This May, Philadelphia will play host to the Civic Horticulture Conference, a national symposium of scholars and practitioners in the fields of landscape architecture, green economics and urban design.
One of the jewels of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Golden Gate National Parks (including their new visitors centers), last week received the Stewardship Excellence Award from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).
It's fallen on hard times, but for decades, the Fern Dell garden in Griffith Park (by the Trails restaurant) was a major attraction: "Starlets and health-seekers lined up in the 1920s to fill jugs from the spring that fed this 20-acre fantasia of ferns, footpaths and picturesque bridges. They thought it was a fountain of youth," as the LA Times puts it.