Top U.S. Landscape Designer to Present Portland Lecture and Workshop

October 10, 2012

Association of Professional Landscape Designers Oregon Chapter LogoAs homeowners focus more and more energy on their digital lives, some landscapers fear that designed landscapes – outdoor areas created by landscaping professionals – will go the way of the Palm Pilot. How can landscape designers update our craft to make it more relevant to modern homeowners?

Award-winning landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy believes the answer to that question is to work harder to lure people outdoors. Messervy will present her strategies for helping homeowners reconnect with their landscapes at a landscape design lecture and workshop Nov. 9 and 10 at the Ecotrust Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in Portland, Ore. The cost to attend both is $305.

Landscape East & West is pleased to help sponsor this workshop, which is hosted by the Oregon chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. The event begins Friday night at 7 p.m. with the lecture “Hearing the Stream with Open Eyes: Designing Landscapes that Fulfill our Longings” and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a workshop on “Creating Home Outside.” Landscape designers who attend can receive credits for both the lecture and the workshop from the APLD.

With 35 years of experience in landscape design, Messervy is a noted lecturer as well as the author of six books, including the award-winning Home Outside in 2009.