the artistic possibilities
of designing with nature

Upcoming events

August 5, 2017 from 5:00 pm

Group art show opening reception at the foudation on Aug 5th and available to view until Sept 15th.  A sample of this work will be available to view at the River Garden Gallery in Brattleboro.

Design and construct the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment.
author: Robert Shannon

This is a project to develop a plan for transforming the typical american suburban landscape.  It involves converting a portion of the land that is now covered in grass into aesthetic, healthy landscapes of botanical and agricultural gardens, designed, maintained, and harvested by community-scaled organizations for the benefit of the homeowners and an ecological future.  The Rescape plan has the potential for several important contributions to contemporary society.  Beyond the advantages of creating a more stimulating local environment, this project proposes an open-source blueprint to transform the land required to grow crops necessary to bolster farming against foreseeable food shortages. There are also intrinsic economically viable business and software development opportunities that could be explored.