Principal Landscape Architect of the Beacon Hill Food Forest
Date: May 16th, 2012
Location: Gould 312
Please join us for a Brown Bag Lunch with Margaret Harrison, the landscape architect working on the Beacon Hill Food Forest. The project includes an Edible Arboretum with fruits gathered from regions around the world, a Berry Patch for canning, gleaning and the joy of eating right off the bush, a Nut Grove with tress that provide both shade and sustenance, a Community Garden using the p-patch model where families can grow their own food, and a Kids Area.
Margaret will discuss what the food forest is, how it works in the community, and her role as a landscape architect in the design of the seven-acre community urban farm.
Ms Harrison specializes in housing, healing gardens and horticulture therapy for people of all ages, and believes that how we perceive our surroundings highly impacts our well-being. Her professional experience also includes 10 years with the Berger Partnership and 10 years with Mithun Architects.