Category Archives: Edible Landscapes

The Designer as Change Agent

January 19, 2018

Join April at the TOM TOM FOUNDERS SUMMIT April will be on a panel to discuss “Innovations in Urban Agriculture” and creating local food economies. Tom Tom Founder’s Festival is a summit uniting entrepreneurs, innovators, executives and investors shaping the future of industry in small cities. Click here for to learn more about the TOM TOM…

APDW Project Featured in “Your Land” Publication

April 4, 2017

April is the World Landscape Architecture Month and we are happy to celebrate it with this publication on Vegetable Gardens! #WLAM2017 #thisislandscapearchitecture  Check out this new article about APDW’s project, published by Your Land… Your Land is a one-time publication produced by  Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) to introduce the profession of landscape architecture to students from grade school…

ASLA NCC Design Merit Award

December 10, 2015

  In addition to the American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter’s honor Award, April Philips Design Works was awarded the 2015 Design Merit Award for their work at VF Outdoor. The corporate campus design was a 15 acre project for industry leading brands such as; The North Face, JanSport and lucy. The facility…

ASLA NCC Honor Award

December 10, 2015

April Philips Design Works was recently awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter’s honor award in research, planning, analysis and communication for their book; “Designing Urban Agriculture – A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes” 2015 honor award . The publication has helped shape the way…

On A Mission: Building a Community Garden for the Mission YMCA

September 4, 2013

 APDW is partnering with the Mission YMCA and to design and build a community garden for the Mission YMCA. We are excited to be a part of this edible garden that will serve all members of the community, providing access to nutritious, healthy food and an opportunity to engage with nature in the urban…

The book is making noise on Huffington Post, Land8 and more!

August 29, 2013

The plot to Designing Urban Agriculture thickens! July and August were very bountiful months. The book has been getting lots of press and last month we were mentioned in not one but  four places out there in the world. First, April was interviewed by the dirt diva herself, Annie Spiegelman and it landed in the…

To plant an olive tree

January 21, 2013

The process of planting a tree is an impressive one. We recently documented the planting of this specimen olive tree, an anchor point for the VF Outdoor edible garden. The selection of the tree was first and paramount. The tree was meant to be the focal point and primary gathering space in the edible garden….

Eat Your Sidewalk?

January 2, 2013

Recently I was invited to an Eat Your Sidewalk Showdown event in San Francisco. Eating your sidewalk – that either sounds like a lot of fun or a very scary proposition depending on how familiar you might be with the term urban foraging.  This event co-sponsored by Spurse, a research and design collaborative, and AECOM,…