Turning PRFCT: The Evolution & Adventures of a Rational Naturalist
Room 12 ~ Saturday 2 PM
Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm since 1984, Edwina von Gal has created landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. Her work has been published in many major publications and her book Fresh Cuts won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing in 1998. She has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural organizations and is currently on the board of “What Is Missing,” Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity.
In 2002, von Gal went to Panama to design the park for the Biomuseo, the museum of biodiversity designed by Frank Gehry and then under construction in Panama City. She bought land there and stayed to found the Azuero Earth Project with like-minded friends and scientists, a process that convinced her to extend the toxin-free message to the United States. Perfect Earth was launched in 2013 to promote toxin-free landscape management around the world. Most recently, von Gal was appointed a master teacher at the Conway School for the 2015-16 academic year. She is the Green Schools Alliance’s site and landscaping expert.
Hear Edwina von Gal discuss how her passion for biodiversity and the lessons learned during a lifetime of designing and gardening led to the creation of The Perfect Earth Project, a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization promoting toxin-free land management around the world. Find out about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals and learn nature-based […]