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2012 History Network Slide Slam

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On Thursday, January 26th, the History Network hosted its annual "Slide Slam," kicking off NELDHA's 2012 programming year with an exciting variety of landscape presentations highlighting member design projects and travel excursions undertaken over the past year.

James McCrohon (James McCrohon Garden Design) led audience members through his version of a Californian paradise garden, filled with edible plants and a wide assortment of shrubs, vines and perennials.  Sally Muspratt (Sally Muspratt Landscape Design, Inc.) shared two recent projects highlighting her skills transforming problematic landscape areas into delightful garden spaces.  As landscape and silk painting designer Susan Quateman captured the audience's imagination with a gorgeous display of garden banners featured over the past summer at Castle Hill, Ipswich.

Traveling to England, Melanie Neuman (Fiori Secchi Gardens) toured the Sussex Prairies Garden & Bed and Breakfast, a visually stunning 6-acre perennial garden featuring a series of interlocking arcs richly planted in the naturalistic style. Sharing a bit of English landscape history, Karen Falb led the audience through William Kent's historic landscapes at Chiswick House and Rousham House as LI Instructor John Furlong "slammed" through a series of breathtaking landscape images, featuring landscapes created by many well-known designers including Jans Jenson.

The History Network would like to thank all our presenters for a highly enjoyable event.

 
NELDA History Networking Group

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Identification, Documentation and Preservation of Massachusetts’ Cultural Landscapes

Thursday, March 24th – 5:30 to 7:30 pm

(refreshments 5:30, lecture at 6:00)

BAC, 100 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 514-515

SPEAKER: Bonnie Parsons, Principal Planner and Manager of Historic Preservation Programs at the Pioneer Valley Preservation Commission (PVPC), headquartered in West Springfield.

This presentation will look at several recent trends in the preservation of cultural landscapes.  It will highlight projects in western Massachusetts ranging from agricultural communities such as Hadley and Hatfield, to former industrial towns of South Hadley Falls, Easthampton, and Ware, and communities with strong institutional bases such as Northfield and Gill.  Strategies of tailoring zoning and historic preservation to individual community circumstances will also be addressed.

RSVP: to reserve a seat, e-mail historynetwork@neldha.org

NELDHA members - free/ nonmembers – requested donation $5.

 
May 13, 2011 NELDHA Annual Dinner

NELDHA's Annual Dinner will again be at the historic MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Massachusetts.Our speaker will be Landscape Architect Keith LeBlanc, a recipient of the ASLA Honor Award for his work at Pamet Valley, Truro, MA. Mr. LeBlanc has earned numerous awards and will talk about his firm’s residential design throughout the United States.

Keith "LeBlanc comes originally from Louisiana, which he says gives him a feeling for tropical gardens, and is now based in Boston. He won two ASLA Professional Awards in 2010. Both his winning landscapes—one on Cape Cod as well as this one in Southern California—are comfortable and livable, but they also sensitively fit into their spectacular settings." See Landscape Architecture's April's issue starting on page 64 for the complete story.

NELDHA Member Karin Stanley will be exhibiting her works at the dinner and has generously donated a piece of her art for our silent auction. Horticopia has generously donated two copies of its software for the auction! If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Janis Porter at Jporter5@comcast.net.

Visit our photo gallery to see photos of the historic MIT Endicott House and last year’s Dinner! Rooms are available for $109 including continental breakfast.  People who stayed last year were delighted!

> Download the invitation to order tickets before May 5th. 

 
Career Day 2011

To Market…To Market…  Marketing and Social Media Strategies for Your Landscape Design Business

 

New clients may find you through your website, but what else are you doing to attract their attention?  Join us for a panel discussion about how social media can improve your company’s visibility and attract new clients.  What new skills should you be learning?  Take home valuable tips from local landscape design businesses  who will share their marketing strategies and what new techniques they’re using to attract and retain clients.

Our panelists:

Monique Allen, The Garden Continuum
Risa Edelstein, Risa Edelstein Landscape Designs
Judith Lipson-Rubin, Moodscapes
Barbara Popolow, Derby Farm Flowers and Gardens

Sunday, February 27, 12:30-2:30 pm

BAC, Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury St, Boston

Free for NELDHA members.  A donation of $5  is suggested for all others.

Please RSVP by February 23rd to designnetwork@neldha.org.

 
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