Field Notes

The Ecological Landscape Alliance, New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects and Temple University Landscape Architecture Deparment will be hosting Kate Kennen in March to lecture on phytotechnologies.  Links to these public lectures are provided below.  Hope to see you there! March 8th: Ecological Landscape ...

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The Ecological Landscape Alliance has featured and excerpt from Kate and Niall’s PHYTO book in their February Newsletter.  The following Foreword to Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design, Routledge, written by Steve Rock at the EPA can be viewed here: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/02/plant-science/phyto-principles-resources-site-remediation-landscape-design/#sthash.xf1C8RSg.dpuf

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Happy Anniversary Offshoots, Inc.! The new year marks the 5th Anniversary for Offshoots. Since 2012, the team has taken on over 115 installation and design projects amounting to 100 acres, and 18 planning projects totaling over 1,600 acres. Offshoots projects have included a diversity of ...

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Happy Holidays!

What a wonderful year!   Offshoots kicked off 2016 in style with a retreat to Jay Peak, Vermont where we welcomed Rebecca, Shelby and Sam (the dog) to our design team and Joe B. (aka- ‘the other Joe’) and Adham to our installation crew. Kate’s ...

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We’re excited to be working with Merge Architects Inc. and Wondergroup on 64 Allandale, an important Net Zero community in Boston.  The project was approved by the ZBA yesterday.   A great win for climate change advocates in boston! https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/12/13/controversial-project-near-allandale-woods-wins-key-city-approval/Dh4zEsBAlZTozlhYCBy2oN/story.html

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Edible Landscapes – TED

This TED Talk is a few years old but is still as relevant as ever. Food is a universal language which makes it a great tool for getting people engaged in their landscape. Pam Warhurst presents her experience in getting edible gardening into the most ...

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Union Point featured on Chronicle!

“You know the old saying ‘use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without?’ That applies to hand-me-down clothing and to places.” Offshoots recently completed construction documents for an upcoming phase of LStar’s Union Point that will be located on the corner ...

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Free Stormwater Workshop on Cape Cod!

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod has sponsored a free stormwater workshop to exlplore the opportunity to integrate phytoremediation and phytotechnologies into stormwater design.  Kate will be presenting with Brian Kuchar from Horsley Witten Group on opportunities to remove nitrogen and phosphorus through planted stormwater ...

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Bomb-spotting plants?

Want to learn more about plants that could detect explosives?  This is an older article, but we just found out about these potential plants that elicit responses when TNT is around: https://www.wired.com/2011/01/grow-your-own-bomb-detector We’re interested in Jane Medfords phytoforensics work.  We’re going to find out more ...

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Kate will be presenting at the Mayors’ Institute on City Design  on Friday, 23 September 2016, in Miami Beach. The Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors ...

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