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Monthly Archives: 10/2011

Prof. Chip Sullivan presentation

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Filed under: Art In The Garden, Education,

UC Berkeley Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning professor, Chip Sullivan, presented some of his books and optical devices to visitors from the McDowell Artists Colony. After Chip's presentation, artist Rusty Lamer showed the group his portable Camera Obscura.



More Revealing the Landscape

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Filed under: Art In The Garden, Design, Build,

Local Kensington Photographer Geoffery Agrons has shared some of his beautiful photos of this Fall's  Revealing the Landscape Project.



Revealing the Landscape: graduate projects 2011

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Filed under: Education, Design, Build,

A yearly tradition is to have LA 101 Landscape Architecture students come to the garden to work on a project entitled Revealing the Landscape. The students are asked to find a place|space in the garden to reveal through temporary installation|interventions. It gives the students a chance to work in the field, handling and building with temporary materials at 1:1 scale. The projects will remain up in the garden until Monday, October 24th. 



Making Seedballs

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Filed under: Education, Sustainability,

Kinders from Growing Light School came to the garden to make seedballs to take back to school and home. Seedballs are a mixture of  red clay, compost and in our case, native California flower seeds and a little water. They are rolled between the palms of hands and then let dry for a few days (or shorter in the hot sun).  After dry, they can be tossed in a landscape; the rain will break down the clay; the seeds will germinate and the compost will give a little nutrition until the seeds can drop their roots into the ground. It is an excellent way to seed a vacant lot.



EDSET students at Blake

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Filed under: Education, Sustainability,

We have a new group of EDSET (Environmental Design, Science, Engineering and Technology) intern students from Albany High School. These students come to the garden each week to work on projects. This particular week we worked on harvesting worm compost and eradicating invasive weeds from an area that we are preparing for a new native grassland.



Revealing the Landscape: Undergraduate Projects 2011

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Yesterday, the undergraduate students in the  Revealing the Landscape Project were reviewed by landscape professors, landscape architects, artists, graduate students & staff in the department. There were  many excellent ideas, presentations and projects. The undergraduate work will be up until October 10. Graduate students working on the same project will be reviewed on Oct 10th and will remain up for a week following the review. [nggallery id=146]

Revealing the Landscape 2011

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Filed under: Education,
Students from the U.C. Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Department will be working in the garden on a project entitled Revealing the Landscape. Over the next couple of weeks temporary installations/interventions will appear throughout the garden. The link below will connect you to some of the past years Revealing the Landscape Projects. http://laep.ced.berkeley.edu/blakegarden/?s=Revealing