ELA has been invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the design process and completed meadow at the Lindenmeyr property. There is no such thing as a native meadow in our area (it’s a stage of succession) but Rebecca plants meadows that contain native plants in residential landscapes in an effort to capture a feeling of openness and freedom; to replace traditional lawns; and to remind us of the great migration west through the Plains, through vast oceans of grasses and flowers that moved in rhythm with the wind.
Meadows are romanticized, but they are also practical – a meadow can replace the time-consuming and input-dependent lawn with a low-maintenance, rich tapestry that is beneficial to all life. Meadows can be beautiful, aesthetic features of a landscape and can also provide breeding habitat and critical sources of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and moths as well as habitat for birds and mammals.
Over the course of the last three years, Rebecca has created a native meadow adjacent to her new, net-zero home and office in Shelburne. This tour will visit the meadow and Rebecca will share research findings her observations.
Community and Collaboration are very important to the Lindenmeyrs. They believe that a hands-on, in-person, open exchange of ideas is the key to a positive future. ELA has been graciously invited to participate in one of Rebecca’s Open Houses. During the tour, the group will discuss design, exchange lessons learned in the field, tour the property and eternal “projects in progress”, and share refreshments with friends old and new.
Rebecca Lindenmeyr is co-Principal of Linden L.A.N.D. Group, an ecological landscape design/build firm servicing VT and beyond. Rebecca strongly believes that good design integrates both indoor and outdoor spaces and allows clients to smell flowers and herbs, taste home-grown food, watch, hear and feel wind and water, birds, and other wildlife, and be surrounded by the vibrancy of green living things. She is a VT Certified Horticulturalist and has served as President of the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association. Linden L.A.N.D. Group specializes in Northeastern native plants, meadows, green roofs and green walls, invasive species removal, and the creation of outdoor living spaces that pair beauty with function. Combining Science + Beautiful Design + Passion for a Better World = Landscape Designer, Farmer, and Writer.
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