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PHYTO Book Review

Kate Kennen and Niall Kirkwood’s PHYTO was reviewed by Northern Vermont University Associate Professor Ian Balcom in the September 2017 edition of Ecological Restoration. View PDF.

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Meet Kate Kennen – Boston Voyager

Boston Voyager recently featured Kate as a part of their Inspiring Stories series! “Every neighborhood in Beantown has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common. ...

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  Rebecca recently completed her Master in Design Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her project, Under the Surface: Hidden Dimensions of Drainage Landscapes, will be on display until the 30th! We are very proud of her and encourage you to check ...

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We were honored to receive a merit award in analysis and planning from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for the Route 6 Stormwater and Vegetation Plan at the BSLA Gala last week. The plan was written in collaboration with Horsley Whitten Group and Professional Environmental Services for ...

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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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Offshoots Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

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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