Jeremy Taylor

  • “What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of science is not able to make an oyster?” – Jeremy Taylor

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Addendum: So my yearly break to refresh and rejuvenate is over. I am back. The Spring rush has continued with a few projects I hope to be able to share down the road. Here on the blog.

Here’s to a good Summer and hoping all my Designer friends had a great Spring.

I will not be attending the APLD 20th year event in Portland.

In my opinion the conference does not have enough happening to justify the money and the valuable time it takes to attend.

I will miss the networking with friends(best part for me) which seems vacation-like. Right now I do not need to take that vacation.

The conference has little to do with time given to long-time APLD’ers to reflect, reminisce, and ponder the past.

I also thought it was slighty strange to go to the West Coast for the 20th. Actually more than slightly.

APLD was started in the NEast  part of the country and a lot of the founding members were in the late 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s add 20 years to that and now you are making a cross-country trip a little tougher . . . but then again why would the current board think about that.

If you are going to respect, honor and celebrate the founders . . . make it easy for the founders to attend the event


By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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