About the Author
- Marianne Simon
- Marianne has been working as a landscape designer since 2000. She received her certificate in Landscape Architecture from UCLA Extension, and spent two and a half years with Katherine Spitz Associates, Landscape Architects. With a passion for sustainability, she became a Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional with G3, and is now one of their regular instructors. In 2010 she was selected as one of 3 designers to develop a sustainable demonstration garden at Santa Monica's Airport Park. In a previous life she was also a writer, performer and director, and is now bringing all her passions home once more.
Monthly Archives: January 2011
I’ve walked this street with my mom for years now, and each time I do, I can’t help but stop by this one garden and wonder, ‘what were they thinking?’ But after remembering the many mistakes I made while I … Continue reading
I couldn’t help myself. I was standing next to a woman at the farmers market who had just shoved three huge handfuls of snap peas into a bag. Like a five year old kid, my curiosity got the best of … Continue reading
A group of us were sitting at a bar one night – (this sounds like the beginning of a joke). But seriously, a group of us, from UCLA’s Landscape Architecture program were sitting around catching up after a couple of … Continue reading
One of the principals of permaculture design is that every element in the design has multiple purposes. When I started studying this approach to design it opened my eyes as to how efficient Nature really is. Everything is perfectly connected … Continue reading