SUN-A06: Plant Rescues: Using Salvaged Plants to Create Meaningful Landscapes

American Society of Landscape Architects


Sunday, November 8, 2015
noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Reusing salvaged plants and diverting them from disposal is promoted through SITES. This session demonstrates how plants, otherwise lost to development, have been successfully incorporated into public spaces in Tucson, New Orleans, and Seattle. Benefits include restored native plant communities, preserved cultural heritage, partnerships fostering environmental justice, and thrift. Learning Objectives - Observe case studies around the country in which rescued plants have transformed public landscapes, recreating habitats, preserving genetic diversity and serving the goals of environmental justice. - Discover how integrating rescued plants builds community support for projects, bridges gaps between stakeholders, and promotes regional identity. - Learn about plant rescue organizations and partnering opportunities with community agencies and volunteers to access valuable native plant materials. - Gain insight into the direct economic cost savings and indirect cost benefits obtained from plant salvaging programs that divert plant material from landfills.