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Please join us to celebrate the publication of Wild By Design with Margie Ruddick

March 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wild By DesignCan nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression. Drawing on her own projects–from New York City’s Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China–she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems.


March 30, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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