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Earth Perfect Keynote Addresses

EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden
was a four-day symposium showcasing the garden as an emblem of the ideal human relation with nature. The symposium was designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, and a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.  These videos were recorded as part of the Earth Perfect? lecture series.

Earth Perfect Symposium

Earth Perfect Symposium

Jane Knight, landscape architect of The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK.
Stephen Forbes, Director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australia
Emma Marris, author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World
Margaret Morton, photographer and co-author of Transitory Gardens, Uprooted Lives
Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens
Rick Darke, landscape ethicist and author of The American Woodland Garden
Eric Toensmeier, blogger, writer, and specialist on large-scale permaculture farming and author of Perennial Vegetables.
Marcus de la fleur is a registered Landscape Architect and owner of the Landscape Architecture Studio de la fleur LLC in Chicago, IL.