If we define sustainability as living today without degrading tomorrow, what do we do about it? If, as designers, we believe that design has the power to shape the future and that sustainability is something to strive for, how do we incorporate sustainability into our projects?

What is the watershed approach to landscapes?

This two-minute video demonstrates what APLD members have to say about landscape design with the watershed in mind. Thank you to the APLD California Chapter for giving us permission to post this informative video. This project was made possible, in part, through a grant awarded by APLD National.

Upcoming Sustainable Events


As designers, we care about pollinator-friendly plantings to support wild populations of bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators. The result is increased biodiversity and increased pollination which translates into increased food sources for pollinators and other wildlife. Join ELA for an afternoon workshop as three pollinator experts provide detailed pollinator and plant information.