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2013 New Orleans


June 17th, 2013 – July 26th, 2013

4-6 credits LARCH 498C

Program Description
This course is open to students at all levels and from all disciplines. Led by Professor Daniel Winterbottom, we will be working with the community of Gretna, LA and Jefferson Parish to design and build a “serenity” garden in a public park. This multifunctional “serenity” garden will create a gateway into the community, provide a setting for a historic building which will function as a vistor center, and provide the community with a contemplative place to relax and learn. A reflection of historic and vernacular gardens of the period, this garden will also explore issues of sustainability and community expression. Design or construction experience is not required. All participants will partake in the design, community and building processes. This will be complemented with field trips to natural and cultural places in and around the city of New Orleans.

For more information contact:
Prof. Daniel Winterbottom
Phone: 206.612.1146
Email: nina at uw dot edu