Another Excerpt from My New Book

The land in its wisdom will tell us what it needs if we would only ask. Let’s take a look at the climate zones of the earth, the tropical, temperate, and the polar. In the tropics the earth element predominates. It is as though the earth rises out of the ground in an...

Another Small Segment from My New Book

So, what do we seek out in the landscape, what signs, what letters, words, what is the story, and what language, what the gesture, what the rhythm, the hue, texture, the phrase, the stanza of the landscape? And how do we artistically combine and recombine all the...

From My New Book

In our work we seek the very soul of place, a soul that is situated between matter and spirit, which we contain, and which contains us. There is little disjunction here. The world simply does not lay about me extensively, spread out as a vast palette of disconnected...

Day Forty-Nine in the Neighborhood

How is heat generated in compost? I have heard many scientific explanations but I find myself somewhere between, in some transformational mystery, some alchemy that is inconceivable, rather out of the realm of the conceptual, at a border between manifestation and not....

Day Thirty-Four in the Neighborhood

After coming back into the house this morning after a short hike about the neighborhood and preparing to hit the road this week for master planning and teaching: Astute designers rigorously attempt to lift the veil of a land base and penetrate to the essence of what...