President’s Message: A message from Jane Welsh, OALA President
Editorial Board Message: A message from Nadja Pausch, Chair, Ground Editorial Board
Pandemic: Popup patios
Survey: Myths about the profession
The Dream Homestead
Round Table: Myth
Michael Hough: Man on a mission
Flora Mythologia: The legendary history of plants and fungi
Moose Moratorium: Protecting our territory
Notes: A miscellany of news and events
Artifact: The myth of the suburban lawn
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Ground Advisory Panel
Andrew B. Anderson, OALA – Inactive Member, BLA, MSc. World Heritage Management Landscape & Heritage Expert, Oman Botanic Garden
John Danahy, OALA, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
George Dark, OALA, FCSLA, ASLA, Principal, Urban Strategies Inc., Toronto
Real Eguchi, OALA – Retired Member, Toronto
Donna Hinde, OALA, FCSLA, Partner, The Planning Partnership, Toronto
Ryan James, OALA, Senior Landscape Architect, Novatech, Ottawa
Alissa North, OALA, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Principal of North Design Office, Toronto
Peter North, OALA, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Principal of North Design Office, Toronto
Nathan Perkins, MLA, PhD, ASLA, Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Victoria Taylor, OALA, Principal, Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect, Toronto
Jim Vafiades, OALA, FCSLA, Senior Landscape Architect, Stantec, Toronto