May 14, 2012 Edit
via ASLA Oregon WVS Co-Chairs Arica Duhrkoop-Galas and Justin Lanphear
Dear friends and colleagues,
We apologize that May’s presentation date had to be changed from our typical third Thursday. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, May 23 instead. The noon time and the venue remains the same; McMenamin’s North Bank. Please let me know if you will be attending or not, so I can confirm our reservation.
Please join us for a presentation on “Nature’s Healing Properties: What is Needed in Healing Gardens for Veterans”. Michelle Parkins, MLA, ASLA, biologist and Navy veteran will present her findings on Healing Gardens. Michelle is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture program and is in the process of formalizing a presentation based on her thesis that she will co-present with Annie Kirk, B.S.W., MLA, ASLA, ANLD Associate APLD, owner of Red Bird Design, at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s July 2012 seminar program, “Healing Through Nature: Healthcare Gardens for Veterans and Children with Sensory Processing and Spectrum Disorders”. Michelle is specifically interested in creating spaces for veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
ASLA Oregon, WVS Co-Chairs