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Isa Pearl Ritchie Interviewed by Annie Wright: Please let me take a moment to introduce to you Isa Pearl Ritchie.  I was lucky enough to encounter her book Food Freedom Community while researching Food Sovereignty.  I found Isa’s work in the field to be insightful, hopeful and it offered ways in which we can all bring awareness and action to this important movement.  Below are a few questions I asked Isa …

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Landscape Development’s Design Studio is currently working on a great project creating a 5-acre bee conservancy garden.  This project is one that we are focusing on as a way to help the bee population because of its recent decline over the past few years.  Here at LDI, we enjoy being involved in projects that help our community’s environment and beautify our surroundings as well.  Ryan Freeborn, Senior Designer and Director …

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Landscape Development would like to thank all of the women that participated in this year’s Women in Construction Series. You can read all of our interviews below in this news posting.   Landscape Development, Inc is honoring the women in our industry.  We are pleased to introduce you to Johana Contreras, Project Manager for our NorCal Construction division.  Below are a few insights from her interview on what it is …

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Landscape Development, Inc has been working on affordable housing and giving back to the community for many years.  Affordable housing has become a large focus in California and especially the Los Angeles area.  We have had the opportunity to engage in many aspects of affordable housing, from training local hire applicants to offering value engineering on construction, ensuring communities are installed safely and on budget.   The following piece below …

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When should someone start planning for fire safety and preparedness during the landscaping process? Planning for fire safety is not only important it is mandated here in Southern California.  In order to pass inspections, all landscapes must be fire-wise and maintained for safety.  Brush must be cleared annually and any plants that are not maintained properly can become a potential threat to a structure.  LDI has many resources that we …

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This is a recent interview I put together for Landscape Development, Inc A quick Q & A with Tyler Friend, Director of Sales and Roberto Leo, Senior Landscape Architect   Roberto Leo: Q: When approaching a renovation project how can a client best utilize landscape architecture when thinking about upgrades on a property. A: If you don’t have a blank canvas, no problem! Utilizing a Landscape Architect will help establish …

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The following are images I have been gathering for content creation and marketing campaigns for Landscape Development, Inc.      

Building the new Design Studios LLC website with Jason and co has been a real pleasure to work on.  I am happy to have put this together for the Landscape Architects at Landscape Development. Organizing Imagery Content Creation Portraits of architects Going live!

a v a j a n e ‘ s  latest interview is with Ellen Morrissey, who edited books and magazines for Martha Stewart for 16 years, until moving on one year ago to start her own business.  Her books have been seen by millions and published around the world. I am lucky enough to call her my friend and to get a few questions answered for this piece on …

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Currently I am working on a Residential Green Building (Tier 1) for Michael and Maya Manshel along with Mayes Office based out of Santa Monica.  This project is unique in that I have not physically been to the site.  All of the landscape design has been done through email, shared drawings and phone conversations with my client and the architect, Trevor Kidd and also meeting up with Wendy Fisher.  I …

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