Archive for the ‘PLANTS’ Category
Posted in CITIES, ECONOMICS, FARMS, FOOD, LAM ONLINE, NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE, PLANTS, RESEARCH, tagged 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting, data, Five Borough Farms, The Design Trust for Public Spaces, Urban Farming on January 17, 2017 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in CITIES, FARMS, FOOD, LAM ONLINE, NEW YORK CITY, PLANTS, REAL ESTATE, REGION, WATER, tagged Crops, farming, Foodshed, Fruits, Hudson Valley, New York State, Vegetables on December 12, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM.
From “A Foodshed Moment” by Anne Raver in the December 2016 issue, the story of the Hudson Valley’s struggle to balance real estate hunger for farmland estates with the need for cropable acres to feed New York City (pictured are Katie and Chris Cashen on their farm).
“Farming is in the family…”
–CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR
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Posted in FARMS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES, LAM MAGAZINE, NEW YORK CITY, PLANTS, PRESERVATION, REAL ESTATE, REGION, SOIL, WATER, tagged American Farmland Trust, Endowment, Foodshed, GrowNYC, How Great Cities are Fed, NYC Food & Climate Summit, Scenic Hudson, Small Planet Institute, W. P. Hedden on December 8, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
BY ANNE RAVER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY FREDERICK CHARLES
A gorgeous October morning in the Hudson Valley and people are out leaf peeping, but not Chris Cashen, a farmer.
Every week, on the outskirts of Hudson, 120 miles north of New York City, Cashen and his crew load about 1,300 pounds of organic vegetables—baby bok choy, salad greens, Japanese turnips, sweet potatoes, Tuscan kale—onto a truck headed for a food pantry hub in Long Island City.
The hot, dry summer meant they had to irrigate from the nearby creek, but the vegetables are beautiful and tasty.
A few miles south, Ken Migliorelli zigzags over the potholed roads between his hilly orchard in Tivoli and the flat sandy fields of his cropland in Red Hook. A Valentine’s Day freeze took out all his stone fruit this year—no peaches, nectarines, or cherries—and a hard frost in May reduced his apple crop by 30 percent. (more…)
Posted in CITIES, CLIMATE, HABITAT, LAM MAGAZINE, PLANTS, SPECIES, tagged ASLA Student Awards, Award of Excellence in Research, Brandon Cornejo, Bromeliads, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, climate change, epiphytes, Green Walls, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Mosquitoes, Orchids, rabbit’s foot fern, Rainforest Flora, Raymond Jungles, Spanish Moss, Zika on December 5, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
BY KATARINA KATSMA, ASLA
Brandon Cornejo, Student ASLA, wants to use epiphytes—plants that grow on other plants or materials and derive their nutrients from the air—to green the world. His project, “Feasibility Study of the Integration of Epiphytes in Designed Landscapes,” won the Award of Excellence in Research in the 2016 ASLA Student Awards. It measured whether rabbit’s foot fern (Davallia fejeensis), a type of epiphyte, could grow on building materials typical to the urban environment. With just a few cuttings, (more…)
Posted in LAM MAGAZINE, PLANTS, RESEARCH, tagged Cultural History, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Jens Jensen, Mountain Stewards, Native American, Public Land Survey System, Texas Historic Tree Coalition, trail, trees on November 28, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
BY TIMOTHY A. SCHULER
Six months before the stock market crash that plunged the country into the Great Depression, Richard Gloede, a landscape architect and the owner of a nursery in Evanston, Illinois, wrote a letter to General Abel Davis, the chair of the Cook County Forest Preserve’s advisory committee. He implored Davis for help in protecting the “old Indian trail trees” along the shores of Lake Michigan. “I have located on the North Shore alone over one hundred and have photographed, measured them according to size, condition, which way they point by compass, etc.,” Gloede wrote in a letter dated March 22, 1929. “It seems to me that these trees should be put in the best of care and kept so.”
The trees in question, often referred to as trail marker trees, would not have been hard to find. Each made two roughly 90-degree bends so that a portion of the trunk grew horizontally, (more…)
Posted in COMPETITIONS, ECOLOGY, FARMS, FOOD, LAM ONLINE, PLANTS, SOIL, SPECIES, tagged agriculture, Biomimicry Institute, Biomimicry Institute Global Design Challenge, Ceres Regional Center for Fruit and Vegetable Innovation, Chile, Earthworm, Eutrophication, Food Cycle, Intestine, Living Products Challenge, Living Products Prize, Ray Anderson Ray of Hope Prize, Soil Cycle, University of Oregon, Yareta on November 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
BY ZACH MORTICE
It’s the habitat that most determines the health of any ecosystem, but it’s largely invisible to the naked eye. The soil under your feet, if it’s healthy, is filled with all manner of micro-organisms, bacteria, and fungi that break down organic matter into fresh dirt loaded with nutrients, and nourish the plants growing there. Soil is the building block for all healthy biomes, and a critical concern for all landscape architects. It’s also a finite resource that’s been continually degraded (more…)
Posted in ACCESSIBILITY, ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, GARDENS, HEALING GARDENS, LAM MAGAZINE, PLANTS, RESEARCH, tagged Alternative Medicine, Hospital, Institute for Integrative Health, Military, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on November 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
BY JEFF LINK
This past summer, Fred Foote met me in front of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, the home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. We set out for an early look at the Green Road, a half-mile path and a 1.7-acre woodland garden being built along the banks of a stream that winds through the sprawling campus.
Foote is a retired navy neurologist who is an adjunct assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He also has the title of scholar at an outfit in Baltimore called the Institute for Integrative Health. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, (more…)