Boston and APLD Conference 2017
"This year's APLD conference was my seventh since 2006, and my fourth in four years. I've been to some fantastic places: Pasadena, Portland, San Francisco..." Read more here.
 

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest-The Future
"I have discovered a spirit of sustainability that is deeply imbedded in the culture of the PNW. Generations are now all onboard--sharing principles..." Read more here.
 

What is the Story You Want to Tell?
"What’s the difference between a good photo and one that stops you in your tracks? At our May event David Perry schooled us with a dense and delightful..." Read more here.
 

My Limited Time With Cass Turnbull
" I remember an engaging conversation the first time I met Cass. Anyone who met Cass, even for a very brief time, was somehow impacted by her..." Read more here.
 

Quality Construction Begins with Great Design
"As designers, we can create brilliant designs, but until they are built they are only pretty pictures. A team of crafts(wo)men to take our paper concepts..." Read more here.
 

Mentoring Program Nurtures Budding Designers
"How do I develop a clientele? What type of insurance do I need? Where is the best place to buy plants, pots, stone, etc.? Designers new to our profession..." Read more here.
 

Garden Tour Road Trip to Oregon
"Winter is a wonderful time to plan a "Garden Tour Road Trip" for the upcoming summer. I did this last winter with five friends who are fellow designers..." Read more here.
 

How Many Bids Are Enough?
"As a design build contractor we are often asked to provide competitive bids on a designer's project. While my staff and I understand that most designers..." Read more here.
 

Update on the City of Seattle Stormwater Regulations
"The stormwater code is designed to protect people, property, and the environment by controlling how rainwater runs off streets, buildings, and parking lots..." Read more here.
 

Why Do I Do this to Myself?
"Why do I choose to add additional responsibilities by volunteering for APLDWA? I get much more out of volunteering than the time I spend..." Read more here.
 

Why Be a Member?
"There are a myriad of advantages to belonging to APLD: certification, advocacy, lobbying, and increasing the professional standing of our trade..." Read more here.
 

How Changes in APLD Membership Categories Benefit Its Members
"The membership changes reflect the need for our industry to grow and adapt to a continually evolving working environment..." Read more here.
 

APLDWA Study Weekend - a Smashing Success
"In the midst of a summer boasting record-breaking heat and no measureable rainfall, I had the good fortune to participate in the recent..." Read more here.
 

Advocacy for Landscape Designers
"APLD dedicates time and energy to advocating for our profession. Why do we do this? The right to practice landscape design..." Read more here.
 

Founders Cup (Best of Show) & Gold Medal
"APLD WA design team and member volunteers strike gold and win Founder’s Cup at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show with their display..." Read more here.
 

History of APLDWA
"The Washington Chapter of APLD is one of the three largest chapters in the nation, the other two being California and New England...." Read more here.
 

APLDWA In Action All Year
"It has been twelve months of APLD events, meetings, e-mails, legislative and advocacy watchdogging, another flower and garden show, another conference..." Read more here.
 

Advantages of Joining
"Whatever your reason may be for joining APLD we believe you'll find it to be a worthwhile professional community that offers tools and resources that strongly support..." Read more here.
 

Volunteering
"Volunteering is not a one-way street; the benefits to oneself are real, substantial, and rewarding. APLDWA is a thriving, well-peopled, successful organization..." Read more here.
 

Emerging Professional Program
"The Emerging Professionals Program (EPP) connects new designers with seasoned mentors in small groups that met periodically throughout the year and discussed issues..." Read more here.
 

 

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