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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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This summer Offshoots completed a comprehensive signage and wayfinding system for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. The project included designing signage for camp property entries, regulatory road signs, welcome signs and wayfinding signs as well as iconography design. The sign iconography matched what was ...

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Review of PHYTO book just published in the Journal of Architectural Education. Thank you Frank Sleegers!! http://www.jaeonline.org/articles/reviews-books/phyto#/page1/

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PHYTO book wins ASLA Honor award!

Thank you ASLA for honoring our book with an award today!  We look forward to celebrating with the profession in October in New Orleans! https://www.asla.org/2016awards/172182.html https://www.amazon.com/Phyto-Principles-Resources-Remediation-Landscape/dp/0415814154  

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Offshoots is hiring! Join our team!

Landscape Architectural Designer:  2 – 4 Years’ Experience Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape architecture candidate to join our Boston office team. Responsibilities will include all aspects of project design and implementation including: Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, ...

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South End Installation

When the season is as busy as it has been, we often forget to post photos of our garden installations. We have just completed this formal South End project complete with granite edging and pavers, massed plants with high foliage contrast, formal fastigiate Hornbeam trees and ...

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Interested in Phytoremediation? Catch Kate speak and offer highlights from her PHYTO book  on Thursday, July 28th at the BSA Space! This presentation, hosted by the Urban Design Committee, is free and open to the public. Click here for more information! 7/28- 6:30pm Urban Design Committee, BSA Space, ...

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  Offshoots has been selected by the Cape Cod Commission to work on the Route 6 Stormwater and Vegetation Management Plan for the area from the Sagamore Bridge to the Orleans Rotary. Route 6, also known as the Mid-Cape Highway, was constructed over a 20-year ...

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Materials Test – Turf

  Meet Sam, the new Materials Librarian for Offshoots! This week he has been hard at work testing the comfort and durability of artificial turf for a bocce court in Boston.   Check out the Offshoot’s Staff page to learn more about Sam!

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