by Amy Bell, PLA, ASLA, ISA Certified Arborist FBT Architects Landscape Architect
Soil and the City, Episode 1: Can Soil Get its Groove Back?
As designers, we seek certain aesthetic and functional goals. We engage in the coupling of form and function; nature and culture; past, present and future. Our goal is that this effort manifests in seductive lines, alluring patterns, and evocative sensory experience. Yet, in no small part because of our design efforts, our modern lifestyles often separate us from the sensuous natural world. We are surrounded by a litany of sterile tastes, sounds and textures that we ourselves have engineered.