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The mission of APLD is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.

Participate, Validate, Educate: Be Market Strong!

APLD Rings in New Year with a New President Eric Gilbey, PLA Qualified Professional Member of APLD, takes the reins as the new APLD president this month. Gilbey is a product marketing manager for landscape industries at Vectorworks. His unique experience as a practicing landscape architect and user of various CAD programs allows him to write and speak for several green industry associations, helping landscape architects and designers develop best practices, including sustainable site design and site information modeling.

He received an associate in applied science degree in landscape contracting and construction and a bachelor’s of science degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University. Soon after joining APLD in 2008, he served on the DC-MD-VA APLD Chapter board and was subsequently elected to serve on the APLD Board of Directors. Gilbey says he looks forward to building awareness of APLD and its mission, while professionally developing and growing its membership. Read his Message from the President on page 2.

With Gratitude and Appreciation

Lisa Port, FAPLD

Paul Connolly, FAPLD

Nick McCullough, FAPLD

Three stellar members have finished their terms of service on the APLD Board of Directors. We wish to thank Lisa Port, FAPLD; Paul Connolly, FAPLD and Nick McCullough, FAPLD, for their time, knowledge and commitment to APLD as they willingly and wonderfully served in this leadership role. We look forward to their continued support and involvement with APLD. 1

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Message from the President In January 2008, I remember speaking at an APLD event in Sacramento. I had not been aware of APLD previously, and for many years, I had noticed the nursery and landscape associations and landscape contractor associations fell short of really supporting designers. Once I learned more about APLD and its mission, I couldn’t wait to join and get busy supporting that mission. We think of it as a community where members get more out of an association by participating, but we get even more by volunteering and leading as our time and skills enable. APLD is no different. In fact, what better way to get to know and learn from our fellow design colleagues, while building the profession, than to roll up our sleeves and do our part? I’ve loved every minute of my service to APLD from our local board here in the DC area to the work on task forces and committees, as well as the work on the board of directors. Now, I look forward to serving as president.

landscape design should be, and we will continue to work with the certification committee and our partnering associations to make certification less subjective and more defensible. Now, with this in mind, some might perceive that sense of community to be one that is geared more toward professional development. The other change we have seen in the last decade or so is the reduction of professionals in landscape industries. There has been a shrinkage not only of landscape designers, but landscape architects and contractors as well. As we are seeing in the other allied associations representing those industries, we too are working on methods to encourage outreach to the next generation of designers, to help them become aware of our practice, encourage them to pursue this career and find ways to improve landscapes through design and performance. This brings us to see APLD as a community of mentorship and outreach. So, as APLD continues to grow and evolve, the sense of community will too. I’m eager to hear how our members describe APLD as their community as well. Please feel free to reach out to me and let me know your thoughts and dreams for our organization! You can always reach me at egilbey@vectorworks.net.

APLD continues to find ways to develop our members professionally, encourage sustainable site design and practices, build our outreach to next generation designers and to strengthen the evaluative tool which is the certification process. I am very excited to work on each of these efforts along with our members and committees. As I describe APLD as a “community,” I want to emphasize that the perception of that term of community is really what each member makes it to be. My perception when I first joined the association was an advocacy community—professionals dealing with challenges to a designer’s right to practice in various states across the U.S. Since then, we have been working to build a stronger certification process and more rigorous professional qualifying requirements for some levels of membership. This helps the association become more definitive about what professional 2

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APLD 2020 Board of Directors Executive Committee President Eric Gilbey, PLA Vectorworks, Inc. 7150 Riverwood Drive Columbia, MD 21046 (443) 542-0658 egilbey@vectorworks.net

Treasurer Wickie Rowland, APLD Design & Landscape (Div of Labrie Associates) PO Box 635 New Castle, NH 03854 (603) 828-8868

Have You Plugged In Yet?


President-Elect Richard Rosiello Rosiello Designs & Meadowbrook Gardens 159 Grove Street New Milford, CT 06776 (860) 488-6507 rosiellodesigns@gmail.com

Last year, we told you about our new Virtual Chapter, a great way to meet and network with other APLD members.

Immediate Past President Danilo Maffei, FAPLD Maffei Landscape Design, LLC 202 N. Garfield Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 (610) 357-9700

As a Virtual Chapter member, you have the ability to:

• View and create blogs


• Post articles, share photos and videos

Directors Laurin Lindsey, APLD 1646 Harvard Street Houston, TX 77008 (832) 868-4126


• Ask for advice • Chat with other virtual members about topics that interest you and the group

Bill Ripley, FAPLD Stride Studios 8525 Miami Road Cincinnati, OH 45243 (513) 984-4882

• Start a forum • Participate in exclusive special events


Lynley Ogilvie 1636 Madux Lane McLean, VA 22101 (703) 864-9628


• And, more!

Katie Weber, APLD 5637 45th Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98136 (206) 391-8894


The Virtual Chapter will evolve and grow as its members connect and contribute.

Next Steps

Lisa Orgler, PLA Iowa State University Dept. of Horticulture 129 Horticulture Hall Ames, IA 50011 (515) 294-6375

Current members who have already created an account can go to chapter.apld.org to log in. Interested in getting involved in Virtual Chapter leadership? Contact Bryan Goff at bgoff@vectorworks.net.


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Association News Join APLD on Houzz! Build your brand and grow your business through Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. Please follow us on Houzz and add our badge to your professional profile to let clients and prospects know that you are a proud member of the APLD.

Get Your Event Approved for CEUs! If your chapter is planning an event, remember to have it approved for CEUs. Contact Kelly at certification@apld.org if you have any questions.

Click Here to Fill Out the CEU Request Form


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Reminder: One Sweet Offer You Don’t Want to Miss!


Enter the 2020 APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program Today! The APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program honors the best in landscape design from around the world. The program brings exceptional talent to the attention of peers, potential clients and the world of design. Award recipients receive exclusive promotional opportunities, including: • Recognition at the Awards Reception held during APLD’s annual conference being held July 23 – 27, 2020 in Chicago • Promotion in APLD’s quarterly magazine, The Designer • Promotion on the APLD website, as well as other online publications • Promotion through dedicated press outreach • Promotion to local media outlets provided by award winners

Help Us Spread the Word About APLD Sponsorship We want to remind you that APLD has received a generous Challenge Grant to provide additional benefits to NEW sponsors. This special offer is available to new APLD sponsors who commit to a two-year sponsorship. Do you know a business that would benefit through sponsorship with APLD? Help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with them. Click here to learn more about APLD’s special Challenge Grant offer. APLD’s sponsorship program provides you with exposure to landscape designers you won’t find anywhere else. APLD sponsors get their business in front of APLD’s membership – designers, business owners, industry influencers, etc.

• Ability to self promote as a 2020 APLD International Landscape Design award recipient Entry categories include non-residential, residential, small gardens, planting design, show gardens, specialty projects and details. All project entries must be submitted online through APLD’s awards website by January 15, 2020. Details on submission requirements and judging criteria can be found in the 2020 Awards Packet.

For any questions regarding sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please email ads@apld.org.

Download the awards packet Click Here to Learn More About APLD Sponsor Benefits

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More Than Buzzwords – Upcoming Webinar Explores ‘Zero Waste’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’ Sustainability is a hot topic among designers as more clients are asking about it. Join us for this important webinar, sure to expand your knowledge about sustainable design.

Climate Reality: Designing Regenerative Landscapes (1 CEU) Presented by Shawn Maestretti, Principal, Studio Petrichor

February 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time This webinar will highlight the current endangered state of our landscapes and offer solutionoriented techniques for zero-waste/carbonneutral garden designs, drawing upon nature’s processes. Maestretti will focus on how nurturing living soil, capturing rainwater, sequestering carbon and planting climate-appropriate plants for biodiversity are not just aspirational design practices, but real-life solutions accessible to homeowners, garden enthusiasts and landscape professionals alike. It is possible to enjoy beautiful gardens that transcend carbon-neutrality and actively regenerate our environment.

Click Here to Register About Shawn Maestretti

Shawn Maestretti is the principal of Studio Petrichor and the creator of the talk series, “Climate Reality: Designing Regenerative Landscapes.” He has been designing lush, vibrant green spaces and environmentally sensible gardens since 2006. Maestretti is a designer, plantsman, licensed landscape architect, certified arborist, licensed landscape contractor and educator. Highly collaborative with a strong attention to detail and a knack for problem-solving, he helps his clients realize outdoor living spaces with which they will connect for years to come. His unique background combines extensive horticultural experience, strong composition skills and environmentally-sensible practices with a wide palette of visually and textually interesting California-friendly plants—breathing new life and a sense of place into every garden. Maestretti is also a member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps and a Kiss the Ground Soil Advocate.


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The Designer Call for Submissions We are seeking pitches for the Summer 2020 issue of The Designer. The theme is “Magnify.” Copy and photos for this issue are due March 5, 2020, but we do ask that potential writers send a pitch to editor@apld.org for approval so that we can ensure there is room in the budget based on everything else we have scheduled. We are also seeking pitches for the winter 2020 issue. The theme for that issue is “Local.” Copy and photos are due October 5, 2020 for that issue. Based on member survey feedback, we’re looking for more articles about how members run their design businesses (provide estimates, charge for initial site visits, etc.), more articles about different design/build materials from paving to fabric, lighting, plants, and more, as well as nitty-gritty how-to articles. Interested writers may contact editor@apld.org.

Do you use Instagram? Be sure to follow and tag the official APLD Instagram account, @LandscapeDesigners, in your posts. We will be promoting members’ posts via the official Instagram page. 7

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Relationships Can Be Complicated—Not This One! Culture and ecology exist in a dynamic relationship: culture shapes ecology and vice versa. New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)’s 2020 Symposium will explore this feedback loop as it pertains to landscape design and management. The symposium will take place in two locations: Bryn Mawr, Pa. on January 9-10 and New London, Conn. on January 16-17. See the symposium brochure for program and registration details. Free admission will be awarded to a select number of students/emerging professionals— see our Student Scholarships page for application details.

Members in the News Designer of the Year’s Book Showcases Gardens of the American Riviera

Welcome, New APLD Members

Margie Grace, APLD 2018 Designer of the Year, has published her first book, Private Gardens of Santa Barbara – The Art of Outdoor Living.

Allied Members Jack Berokoff, La Habra, Calif.

The book, with publisher Gibbs Smith, features 18 gardens pulled from Grace’s client portfolio of the past three decades. Readers will visit large estates, modest homes and surf retreats with gardens that are a response to the unique character and architecture of each site and the larger environmental context, adapted to the personality and lifestyles of the homeowners.

Esmeralda Carrasco, Tuscon, Ariz.

Professional Members Karen Barnes, Alexandria, Va. Jeff Preuss, Stuttgart, Kan.

The book’s release date is set for March. Have you or one of your designs been in the news lately? Send an email to Carolyn at APLDDesignOnline@hotmail.com, and we’ll share it with the entire membership. 8

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Take Advantage of APLD’s Tool for Career Connections Help us grow our job board! Whether you’re scouting out your next career move or looking for that next great hire, careers.apld.org is the resource for you!

Job Seekers Create your account for FREE! Post your resume anonymously or make it live for employers to find. You can get job alerts delivered right to your inbox on a daily or weekly basis. Click here to get started.

Employers Easily post jobs to gain direct access to highly qualified professional job seekers. You can set-up pre-screen filters to deliver only the best candidates to you. Looking for even more visibility? You can feature your job and logo on the job board homepage to increase click-throughs. And, as a member of APLD, you receive discounted pricing on the plans we offer. Click here to learn more.


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APLD’s Certification Program: An Evolution of Excellence In 1989, the Association of Professional Landscape Designer’s (APLD) Board of Directors established a steering committee that created several goals and objectives for the organization. One of those objectives was to establish a certification program. The following year, APLD created its certification program, and APLD has continued to honor that objective by improving and encouraging the evolution of certification for landscape designers. Several years ago, APLD’s board issued a goal to review and revise the certification program. The impetus behind this goal was to elevate the program by improving processes, creating an evaluative tool for more objective review of knowledge and to establish landscape designers as knowledgeable and credible professionals in the horticultural industry. Since that time, there have been several committees and task forces created to work on this goal. The evaluative tool continues to be a work in progress with other horticultural entities and it is hoped that it will be available in 2020. In the interim, APLD has made significant changes to the certification program, which are outlined as follows: • Core competencies for the profession have been created and are incorporated into the review process for portfolio submissions. These core competencies are indicative of the knowledge a certified landscape designer possess and are: landscape design and design process, design graphics, horticulture and plant knowledge, environmental awareness and sustainability and landscape construction.

• An application for RPEs who hold expertise in one or more of the five core competency areas has been developed and outlines the qualifications needed to serve as an RPE, and a vetting process has been established. • The renewal process will continue to require CEU submission every three years, with an annual payment being required, to maintain certification status. • A complaint process, which includes potential disciplinary action, has been developed and will be incorporated into the program. • The certification program will be open to all eligible landscape design professionals and not limited to APLD members only. • APLD has adopted a commitment to transparency, and all documents related to this program will be available for public review at any time from the APLD website. The deadline for submissions continues to be an online process from the APLD website, and applications will be accepted at any time of the year, with reviews occurring in February and September. If you are already certified through APLD, your certification remains valid and active as long as you continue to submit your annual payment and required CEUs. Please forward this information to others you believe might benefit from becoming certified.

• The subjective nature of the portfolio review process has been reduced and a more objective process has been created. This objective process includes a measurable rubric that Review Panel Experts (RPEs) will utilize to determine whether a portfolio meets the minimum criteria to obtain certification.

Watch for more details to be shared in the near future, and get ready for a revised outstanding APLD certification program!

• Applicants will now be required to comply with the APLD Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, hold Qualified Professional membership in APLD or submit proof of an associate degree (or higher) or submit proof of a minimum of 450 contact hours of education in landscape design or a related field, and have three or more years of professional landscape design experience.

[Exam Development: An objective evaluation tool (examination) for landscape designers is still being developed and APLD is part of those discussions along with the Canadian Nursery & Landscape Association (CNLA) and Landscape Ontario.]


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Save the Date! 2020 APLD International Landscape Design Conference July 23-27, 2020 - Chicago, Illinois

Stay tuned for details! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Industry News FELCO has launched an initiative targeted at some 3,000 customers who unknowingly purchased counterfeit pruners on Amazon. Its new website, www.realfelco.com, instructs customers on how to mail in their counterfeit tool and receive a genuine FELCO tool in return, free of charge. FELCO estimates the Asian-made counterfeit tools were sold on Amazon from October 2018 onward, but anyone who believes they may have a counterfeit tool is encouraged to send it in for evaluation. Additional information may be found here. 11

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APLD would like to recognize its affiliate organizations.

Do You Need to Submit CEUs to APLD? APLD is proud of the time our members spend learning more about the industry. To continue remaining at the forefront of the profession, APLD qualified professional and fellow members are required to submit CEUs every three years to maintain their membership status. It’s simple! All you have to do is log in to the members’ area of the APLD website. From there you will see a tab at the top of the page that says “Upload CEUs.” On the CEU page, you are able to keep track of all your CEUs and continuously upload new ones. The date in which you need to obtain all of your CEUs is populated in that area for your convenience. APLD qualified professionals and fellows are required to earn 30 CEUs. It’s important to track your CEUs so you don’t fall behind and lose your status with APLD. Visit the APLD website to track and upload your CEUs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelly at APLD headquarters at certification@apld.org or call 717-238-9780. Keep in mind this quick reference when logging CEUs:


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Category Descriptions: Allied: An individual practicing in a related and/or associated field to landscape design. Educator: A professional landscape design educator/teacher who is not practicing as a landscape designer. Fellow: An individual who is a landscape designer, has more than three years of professional landscape experience, and was certified by APLD prior to 2016. Emerging Professional: An individual who has been practicing landscape design for one to three years and is starting a career in landscape design. Membership requires affirmation of education and experience, but not documentation. Professional: An individual who is a landscape designer and has more than three years of professional landscape design experience. Membership requires affirmation of education and experience, but not documentation. Qualified Professional: An individual who is a landscape designer and has more than three years of professional landscape design experience. Membership requires documentation of education and experience.

Former Membership Categories

New Membership Categories




Qualified Professional


Qualified Professional

Certified Professional





Educator Allied

Retired: An individual who was a member in good standing upon retirement from the profession of landscape design. Student: An individual who is actively enrolled, on a full or part�time basis, in a landscape design, landscape architecture or horticulture program. Membership is limited to five years of membership at this level and proof of enrollment must be submitted.

Qualified Professional


Professional Emerging Professional




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Chapter Announcements Just a reminder that APLD has made several changes to its membership process. APLD is committed to advancing the profession of landscape design through higher professional standards, and the initiatives outlined below will help us to do so: When applying for membership, individuals need to review the qualifications to join and whether or not documentation is needed for verification. To renew membership, Qualified Professionals and Fellows must submit 30 CEUs every three years. Due to new guidelines, other member category requirements have been dropped. APLD is also working to enhance its certification program. In addition to a rigorous peer review process of a three-project design portfolio with supporting documentation, the organization is actively working toward the development of a certification examination. This examination will thoroughly test the knowledge of landscape design professionals and will be developed through a best practice program for certification programs including a job analysis, subject matter expert item writing process and beta testing of the examination. If your chapter is planning an event, remember to have it approved for CEUs. Contact Kelly at APLD Headquarters at certification@apld.org if you have any questions. Chapter leaders, watch for scams. APLD headquarters has been alerted to a scam that attempts to receive payment from one of our chapters. The email appeared to come from the chapter president and asked for money to pay a vendor and requested a current account balance. If you are unsure about an email, reach out to your chapter leaders to make sure the email is legitimate and not a scam. Check out upcoming training opportunities from your local chapter. To find a chapter close to you, go to www.apld.org/chapters. Chapter Leadership conference calls are now held twice a year (April and October). Chapter leaders are encouraged to use the Google Hangouts app to share ideas and events with each other in a casual, ongoing basis, while continuing to use email for more formal or pressing items. Please contact Kelly Clark at chapters@apld.org if you have any comments or questions regarding Google Hangouts. Watch your emails for the quarterly Chapter Leader newsletter, a brief read containing pertinent reminders, chapter updates from around the country, and tips for making chapter leadership a little easier. Topics are always welcome. Chapters, please send chapter news to the Design Online editor, Carolyn, at APLDDesignOnline@hotmail.com. 15

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Upcoming Educational Opportunities & Events APLD provides a listing of educational opportunities and events on its website, www.apld.org. Longwood Gardens: Introduction to Graphic Communications – Semester 1 (12 CEUs) Jan. 5-26, Kennett Square, Pa.

Western Nursery & Landscape Association: 2020 Western Jan. 15-17, Kansas City, Mo.

Rutgers University: Concrete Pavers (4.5 CEUs) Jan. 7, New Brunswick, N.J.

New Directions in the American Landscape Symposium (12 CEUs) Jan. 16-17, New London, Conn.

APLD Washington Chapter: Marketing Success: Methods and Tactics That Produce Real Results (3 Business CEUs) Jan. 7, Seattle, Wash

Mt. Cuba Center: Botany for Gardeners (8 CEUs) Jan. 16-Feb. 6, Hockessin, Del. APLD CA Greater Los Angeles District: Fruit Tree Pruning with Fruitstitute (1.5 CEUs) Jan. 18, Los Angeles, Calif.

New Directions in the American Landscape Symposium (12 CEUs) Jan. 9-10, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Mt. Cuba Center: Edible Native Plants for Every Garden (1.25 CEUs) Jan. 18, Hockessin, Del.

University of Washington Botanic Gardens: Master Pruner Series (2 CEUs per session) Jan. 9-March 19, Seattle, Wash. Longwood Gardens: Conifers (14 CEUs) Jan. 9-Feb. 20, Kennett Square, Pa.

New York Botanical Garden: A Gathering of Stones (2 CEUs) Jan. 21, Bronx, N.Y.

APLD CA San Diego District: Japanese Stone Composition – The Secrets in Stones (3 CEUs) Jan. 11, San Diego, Calif.

Vectorworks Webinar: 3D Modeling for Landscape Analysis (1 CEU) Jan. 23

ONLA Credits and Coffee (26.5 CEUs) Jan. 13-14, Columbus, Ohio

Longwood Gardens: Set It and Forget It: Irrigation for Homeowners (3 CEUs) Jan. 25, Kennett Square, Pa.

Longwood Gardens: The Nuts and Bolts of Plant Propagation (3 CEUs) Jan. 13, Kennett Square, Pa.

Mt. Cuba Center: Garden Design Weekend Workshop Section A (7.5 CEUs) Jan. 25-Feb. 1, Hockessin, Del.

Northern Green Expo (CEUs Available) Jan. 14-16, Minneapolis, Minn.

Mt. Cuba Center: Garden Design Weekend Workshop Section B (7.5 CEUs) Jan. 26-Feb. 2, Hockessin, Del.

2020 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course (15 CEUs) Jan. 14-16, Norfolk, Va.

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Upcoming Educational Opportunities & Events APLD provides a listing of educational opportunities and events on its website, www.apld.org. Great Lakes Trade Expo (13 CEUs) Jan. 27-29, Lansing, Mich.

Ecological Landscape Alliance: Urban Tree Symposium (5 CEUs) Feb. 6, Boylston, Mass.

New York Botanical Garden Winter Lecture Series: The Garden Came First (1.5 CEUs per session) Jan. 30-March 26, Bronx, N.Y.

Longwood Gardens: Planting Design (21 CEUs) Feb. 9-March 22, Kennett Square, Pa.

Perennial Plant Association & Morton Arboretum 2020 Midwest Regional Symposium: Garden Companions (4 CEUs) Feb. 1, Lisle, Ill.

New Directions in the American Landscape: Natural Design: An Intensive Two-Day Workshop (12.5 CEUs) Feb. 10-11, Kirtland, Ohio Rutgers University: Designing and Installing Retaining Walls (5 CEUs) Feb. 10, New Brunswick, N.J.

APLD DC-MD-VA Chapter: Garden Design With Acclaimed British Designer Jo Thompson (2.5 CEUs) Feb. 1, Silver Spring, Md. Longwood Gardens: The Weekend Designer (8 CEUs) Feb. 1-2, Kennett Square, Pa.

Mt. Cuba Center: Ecological Landscape Design (18 CEUs) Feb. 12-March 18, Hockessin, Del.

New Directions in the American Landscape: Natural Design: An Intensive Two-Day Workshop (12.5 CEUs) Feb. 3-4, Pomfret Center, Conn.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: HortEcology™: Design Workshop (3 CEUs) Feb. 13-27, Des Moines, Iowa

Longwood Gardens: Plant Science: Plant Propagation (14 CEUs) Feb. 3-March 16, Kennett Square, Pa.

Mt. Cuba Center: Beyond Echinacea: Native Plants Awaiting our Attention (1.25 CEUs) Feb. 15, Hockessin, Del.

Longwood Gardens: Creating a Blooming Winter Landscape (6 CEUs) Feb. 4-18, Kennett Square, Pa.

New Directions in the American Landscape: Natural Design: An Intensive Two-Day Workshop (12.5 CEUs) Feb. 17-18, Nashville, Tenn.

APLD Webinar: Climate Reality: Designing Regenerative Landscapes (1 CEU) Feb. 5

New York Botanical Garden: Plants for Reclaimed Land (2 CEUs) Feb. 18, Bronx, N.Y.

Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow (4.75 CEUs) Feb. 5, Chesterfield, Mo.

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Upcoming Educational Opportunities & Events APLD provides a listing of educational opportunities and events on its website, www.apld.org. 2020 Green Matters Symposium (5 CEUs) Feb. 21, Silver Spring, Md.

Perennial Plant Association & Horticultural Society of Maryland: Perennially Inspired! (4 CEUs) Feb. 29, Baltimore, Md.

APLD CA San Diego District: Sharpen Your Vision 20/20 – keep the environment in focus! (9.5 CEUs) Feb. 22-23, North San Diego County, Calif.

Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference (5 CEUs) Feb. 29, Denver, Colo.

Watershed Stewards Academy Annual Conference (3 CEUs) Feb. 22, Annapolis, Md.

Have an educational opportunity to share with APLD members? Send notices of upcoming events to APLDDesignOnline@hotmail.com. Would you like to seek CEU approval for an event, workshop or seminar you are conducting? Fill out the APLD CEU Request Form and submit it to Kelly at certification@apld.org.

Ecological Landscape Alliance: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (35 CEUs) Feb. 24-28, Boylston, Mass. Rutgers University: Sustainable Landscape Design (5.5 CEUs) Feb. 24, New Brunswick, N.J. 63rd Annual INLA Trade Show Feb. 25-27, Ames, Iowa Rutgers University: Outdoor Entertainment Spaces (6 CEUs) Feb. 25, New Brunswick, N.J. Longwood Gardens: Plant Science: Understanding Plants (14 CEUs) Feb. 26-April 8, Kennett Square, Pa. Nor Cal Landscape & Nursery Show (6 CEUs) Feb. 27, San Mateo, Calif. Manor View Farm 21st Annual Education Seminar (4.75 CEUs) Feb. 28, Towson, Md.

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Mt. Cuba Center: The Front Yard Revolution (2 CEUs) Feb. 28, Hockessin, Del. 18

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Unpack Native Landscape Development with this Workshop New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), founded in 1990 by Larry Weaner, will hold an intensive two-day Natural Design Workshop series in Connecticut, Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania in February and March, 2020. This program will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Topics covered will include plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide. Registration is now open. (Pennsylvania will open in January.) For program details, visit NDAL’s Design Workshops page. Photo credit: New Directions in the American Landscape Larry Weaner speaks at the 2019 NDAL Design Workshop in Cornwall, NY. 19

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Advertisers: Want to reach more than 1,200 landscape designers with your message? APLD accepts advertising in the Design Online (monthly e-newsletter for members only) and in The Designer (quarterly magazine). Send an email to ads@apld.org or click here for an advertising rate sheet. Attention, APLD Members: Our advertisers spend their advertising dollars to reach YOU, the landscape designer. Please support our advertisers and consider recommending them to clients.

The Designer Magazine: FREE digital subscriptions of APLD’s quarterly magazine, The Designer, are available for everyone. Please tell all of your industry friends to sign up on the APLD website today! All APLD members receive a digital subscription – no need to sign up.

APLD Staff Contacts: Executive Director: Denise Calabrese, CAE info@apld.org Newsletter Editor: Carolyn Kimmel APLDDesignOnline@hotmail.com APLD’s staff wants you to get the most out of your experience with APLD. We are available to serve you, so please do not hesitate to contact staff with any question or concern that you may have. For a full staff listing, please click here.

Contact Us: Design Online Submissions: Design Online is always seeking articles that would be relevant to APLD members. In particular, we are looking for leads in the following areas: Members in the News: Have you or one of your designs been in the news lately? Share that information with APLD members. Member Spotlight: Would you like to be featured as our next Member Spotlight? Just let us know, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

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Blog of the Month: Do you have a blog about landscape design? Let us know so we can share it with the APLD membership. Gain exposure among your peers and help us form an APLD blogging community. Please submit your articles to Carolyn at APLDDesignOnline@ hotmail.com. The deadline is the 15th of each prior month.

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