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Ground 56


Glyn Bowerman

Photo Editor
Jasper Flores

OALA Editorial Board
Saira Abdulrehman
Tracy Cook
Eric Gordon
Mark Hillmer
Helene Iardas
Eric Klaver
Sarah Manteuffel
Nadja Pausch (Chair)
Dalia Todary-Michael
Stacey Zonneveld

Web Editor
Jennifer Foden

Social Media Manager
Jennifer Foden

Art Direction/Design
Noël Nanton/typotherapy

Advertising Inquiries
[email protected]

Outdoor lounge and dining area, surrounded by a matrix of native and non-native shrubs and perennials. Photography by Tom Arban

Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly is published four times a year by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
3 Church Street, Suite 506
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1M2
[email protected]

Copyright © 2022 by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.
Contributors retain copyright of their work. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0847-3080
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2021-2022 OALA Governing Council

Steve Barnhart

Vice President
Stefan Fediuk

Cameron Smith

Justin Whalen

Past President
Jane Welsh

Cynthia Graham
Aaron Hirota
Shawn Watters

Associate Councillor—Senior
Chen Zixiang

Associate Councillor—Junior
Jenny Trinh

Lay Councillor
Karen Liu

Appointed Educator University of Guelph
Nadia Amoroso

Appointed Educator University of Toronto

University of Guelph Student Representative
Tatijana Vukovic

University of Toronto Student Representative
Natasha Raseta

OALA Staff

Executive Director
Aina Budrevics

Ingrid Little

Juleen Anderson

About Ground
Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly is published by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to the profession of landscape architecture. Letters to the editor, article proposals, and feedback are encouraged. For submission guidelines, contact Ground at [email protected]Ground reserves the right to edit all submissions. The views expressed in the magazine are those of the writers and not necessarily the views of the OALA and its Governing Council.

Upcoming Issues of Ground
Ground 57 (Spring): Explore
Deadline for advertising space reservations: January 12, 2022

Ground 58 (Summer): Impact
Deadline for editorial proposals: February 10, 2022
Deadline for advertising space reservations: April 6, 2022

Ground 59 (Fall): Food
Deadline for editorial proposals: April 14, 2022
Deadline for advertising space reservations: July 13, 2022

About the OALA
The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects works to promote and advance the profession of landscape architecture and maintain standards of professional practice consistent with the public interest. The OALA promotes public understanding of the profession and the advancement of the practice of landscape architecture. In support of the improvement and/or conservation of the natural, cultural, social and built environments, the OALA undertakes activities including promotion to governments, professionals and developers of the standards and benefits of landscape architecture.

Ground Advisory Panel Message and a Call to All for Contributions
In an effort to streamline the editorial process for Ground, and after much deliberation, the Editorial Board has decided to dissolve the Advisory Panel.

 would like to express heartfelt thanks to Panel members, past and present, for their contributions to over 50 issues of the magazine.

This was a difficult decision, but one we are confident will maintain the energy and imagination necessary for future issues.

What is needed most, at this time, is a robust and diverse Editorial Board and contributing writers. Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to email [email protected], Subject Line: Volunteering.

You do not need to be an OALA member or landscape architect to contribute to either the Editorial Board or the magazine, and anyone who expresses interest will be seriously considered.