Category Archives: Edification

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….

Mission Report Relived

December 25, 2012

When we were presented with an opportunity to participate in the 2012 HALS Challenge documenting latino landscapes, we were enthusiastic to say the least. An on going project in the office is the Saint Raphael Plaza at the Mission San Rafael, and the HALS report was a perfect opportunity to dig deeper and understand the…

SITES: a brief introduction

December 2, 2012

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices. Major funding for the Sustainable Sites Initiative is provided by the…