ASLA Colorado Upcoming Events
All physical events have been rescheduled or postponed until after April at the earliest. For information on upcoming digital events see the Weekly Notice. You can subscribe here.
Join us at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to view the Once Upon a Playground Exhibit and hear about the new Sugarbeet Playground from the playground designers — Earthscape! This event is free. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP so we can have an accurate headcount.
Join the fun & help us celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month with a SKETCH CRAWL! We will combine the art of hand sketching with sightseeing and libations! Led by Craig Stoffel, we will practice a range of drafting exercises from quick napkin sketches, to detailed sketches, to large scale scenes. Sketchbooks & pens provided by Anova
ASLA Colorado is seeking volunteers to participate in this year’s annual Volunteer Work Day with Denver Urban Gardens next Saturday, July 13th @ Slater Elementary, 8605 W 23rd Ave in Lakewood. There are still 15+ spots open and all are welcome to attend (both members and non-members) so act fast if you would like to reserve a spot on our volunteer crew! For more information and to RSVP please contact Will Coleman at [email protected].
A key step in evaluating the performance of any landscape project is determining what to measure and how. The Guidebook for Metrics and Methods Selection is a primer for researchers, students, practitioners, and others looking to assess landscape performance of a built project. Design Workshop is hosting this learning session for its staff and welcomes ASLA Colorado/Wyoming chapter members to participate. CLICK HERE to register and let us know if you will be connecting to the webinar remotely or attending in our Aspen or Denver offices. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided and please bring your own lunch.
When was the last time you took a brewery tour, had a beer outside while you practiced sketching and watercolor? Come join us for a new Belgium Brewery Tour of their net zero facility then sit, sip, exchange tips and tricks and sketch and watercolor away on their outdoor patio! CLICK HERE to register.
Come to Jackson, WY for the AIA Western Mountain Region Conference. For the first time, a featured session by two Landscape Architects from the firm WRT. Featured Session by WRT | Planning and Design – The act of creative fitting is to find of all the environments, the most fit, and to adapt that environment through a creative design process inclusive of the client and the community’s goals and objectives. Creative fitting is dynamic and conceives of new paradigms, redefining the value of nature and the role of humans in transforming our environment, community, and cities. See how WRT’s share environment ethos and ecological approach utilize the design of open spaces to transform two legacy projects: the Steel Stacks Arts + Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, PA and the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville, KY. CLICK HEREfor the website. 9.0 HSW credits available for LA’s for this conference. CLICK HERE for more information and to register
The 2019 Annual Awards Event and Gathering will be at Bigsby’s Folly, 3563 Wazee Street, Denver CO 80216 on the evening of Thursday, October 24th Join your colleagues for networking, the awards presentations, the JSR silent auction, and more.
Are you interested in linking people and plants? Explore the unique field of horticultural therapy by attending the beginning class, Fundamentals of Horticultural Therapy at the Anchor Center for Blind Children, Denver, CO Nov. 14-17. For more information CLICK HERE or to visit their website CLICK HERE
PRO GREEN EXPO February 5, 2020
Early-bird pricing now expires FRIDAY, January 10th!
ProGreen EXPO is the only green industry conference in the Rocky Mountain Region of its kind. More than 6,000 green industry professionals gather every year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to gain vital knowledge and skills to improve business, educate employees and discover the latest information for the upcoming season.CLICK HERE to register and find out more information.
This workshop introduces learners to the concepts of cultural competence and encourages learners to explore and reflect upon how personal values and biases can impact the quality of daily interactions. Through a series of exercises, discussions and self-reflective activities, participants will increase our ability to understand and communicate.
CLICK HERE to register.
ASLA Colorado 2020 Kickoff
Everyone is invited to attend the celebration of the 2019 volunteers and brainstorm for what we know is going to be a great 2020! Light food and drinks will be provided as we discuss all the great events coming up and how you can be a part of the 2020 planning efforts and Colorado Chapter Opportunities. CLICK HERE to register.
Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference February 29, 2020
Over the last four years Denver Botanic Gardens, Butterfly Pavilion, CSU Extension, Front Range Wild Ones, High Plains Environmental Center, and Colorado Native Plant Society have collaborated to host a Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference.
Each year this conference has sold out weeks in advance of the program and that is already happening with our 2020 event! Our past success has convinced us, more than ever, that there is growing interest in native plants and preserving Colorado’s unique biodiversity and character.
We are very pleased to announce that our 2020 conference, on Saturday, February 29th will be held at the Auraria Center, Denver, in order to accommodate a greater number of participants and reach a larger, State-wide audience.
The conference will feature leading experts in design, propagation, and gardening with native plants. Our keynote speaker will be Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, author of Insect Apocalypse? What Is Really Happening, Why it Matters and How Native Plants are a Vital Part of the Solution.
PLAN IT FORWARD- A FREE Symposium for Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers at Denver Botanic Gardens! An array of leading Green Industry luminaries will discuss waterwise design, project planning, and more. This is a free event, with ISA and LACES credits available for attendees. Walk ins welcome. Please RSVP for catering headcount. CLICK HERE
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To protect our urban forests, which are threatened by pests and pathogens, a greater variety of tree species is necessary.
For our seventh annual conference we will continue to explore the relationships between landscape design, horticultural practices and the use of a greater variety of tree species.
CLICK HERE to register.
2020 Water-Wise ProSeries: The Value of Trees
Trees are a standard for our community’s quality of life. This year’s Water Smart Landscape ProSeries will review the importance of trees in Colorado Springs and their careful choice and management.
We’ll highlight the importance of education and care towards long-lasting tree growth, and how we are using the COS:150 Tree Challenge as a catalyst to build towards a more comprehensive tree program for Colorado Springs. You’ll also learn the latest BMP’s for urban tree success and how City Forestry supports our urban forest assets. CLICK HERE to register