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New article in The Field! – Why designing for the climate matters

June 7, 2021

Read more about April’s approach to sustainable landscapes to meet nature halfway through system’s thinking , ecological design and foodshed planning, carbon drawdown and the role of design as an agent for change on ASLA’s national blog – The Field.   https://thefield.asla.org/2021/05/13/eat-plant-drawdown-why-designing-for-climate-matters/. Here’s a sneak peak! “Food and climate are intricately entwined, and human health—the health of you…

Eat, plant, drawdown! – CSU Lecture series, March 3, 2021

February 25, 2021

Some say eat, pray, love – we say eat, plant, drawdown! As part of Colorado State University’s LA days lecture series March 3, 2021 | 5pm MST (4pm PST) , April Phillips will be presenting her research: Eat – plant – drawdown: why designing for climate matters. This is a free event open to all. https://scasla.agsci.colostate.edu/home/aprilphilips/…

Climate Positive Design – APDW’s commitment for a better tomorrow

November 25, 2020

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? We’ve read about the raging fires, melting ice caps, rising seas, hurricanes, droughts and record increase in temperatures. We’ve started to educate ourselves on the the climate crisis. We’ve adopted electric cars, recycled and biodegradable products, and urban gardens – but even so, our built…

Victory Gardens are back thanks to COVID-19!

June 19, 2020

What do you do when you are stuck at home because of Sheltering in Place? The stores are closed, and you cannot go out for meals. How about growing your OWN food? In an effort to slow COVID-19 most households stayed home, and one of the key concerns was the anxiety over food. However, instead of…

AIM: Food, Farms + Art Opening Night Reception

December 4, 2019

  One of our most exciting projects – Marin Farmers Market and Center for Food & Agriculture is holding their biggest event of the year, tonight. Please support AIM’s vision and goals for the future Center for Food and Agriculture, a dynamic public space that will house the new state-of-art farmers market and supports education,…

Plant of the Moment – Lomondra longifolia ‘Breeze’

October 4, 2019

Do you need a gorgeous filler plant that performs well in a wide range of conditions? Get to know Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’. This perennial grass known as Dwarf Mat Rush is a trustworthy plant that performs wondrously in most soil conditions. It has become one of our studio’s favorite plants, which is artfully incorporated into…

Climate Strike: San Rafael Activists on the Streets

September 20, 2019

Today, thousands of young protesters were out in the streets to alert the severity of climate change to send a strong message to global leaders headed to the U.N. Climate Action Summit, which begins tomorrow. We were very inspired and pleased to meet and hear the passionate young voices demanding rights for immediate action, right…

APDW Stand With Greta

August 20, 2019

We, APDW, #StandWithGreta and pledge to 1. support those who wish to participate in the Climate Strike on September 20 2. encourage our firm members to be Citizen Architects 3. share our pledge with our clients, consultants, and suppliers On August 20, 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg walked out of her Stockholm school and stood in…