Everyday excursions in the urban landscape

Poetic and stark photographs of two landscapes we love

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The landscapes of the south of France and Marseille are two of the most amazing landscapes in the world (by our book). One natural, one very much man-made and urban, they are at once intensely detailed, starkly beautiful, and oftentimes bleak. This video gives a sneak-peak at the work of Bernard Plossu, a French photographer whose work will be featured as part of an exhibition at the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille. The photographs reveal places that are not easily comprehended in one fell swoop. They don’t scream beauty from the outset, in the way that a Venice or a Paris might; rather they take multiple visits and return scoutings to start to be able to piece them together. And you probably will never be able to do so completely; they will always keep you guessing. And all along the way you will discover something new.

Come to the Mother Earth Gardens winter seminar on the irrigation-free landscape

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prairieform, mother earth gardens, irrigation-free landscape, xeriscape, drought, drought-tolerance, minneapolis, saint paul, twin cities, landscape design, landscape architecture, climate change

We will be giving a seminar on the Irrigation-Free Landscape on Februrary 4 as part of the Mother Earth Gardens winter seminar series. The seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of the Irrigation-Free Landscape, how it works, what we have learned from the first pilot landscape, and how you can apply some of these lessons and tips to your own landscape or garden. The seminar starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Riverview Wine Bar, located across from Mother Earth Gardens at 3745 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. The event is free of charge, but the nursery asks that you RSVP to the following email address: The seminar line-up contains tons of informative and instructive seminars on landscapes and sustainability. To check out the other speakers, click here.

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