Part 1 Chad Adams: Exciting opportunities exist for landscape designers to impact the design and future of our food system while also restoring ecosystems and addressing climate change. Landscape architect Chad Adams will discuss strategies of regenerative agriculture and the role for design on projects ranging from 3 to 4,000 acres. Part 2 Tama Matsuoka Wong: Professional forager and wild food purveyor Tama Matsuoka Wong will demonstrate how appreciation for the diverse flavors of wild, uncultivated plants at the nation’s premiere restaurants has the capacity to transform how designers conceive of edible landscapes. She will discuss ethical foraging, “wild farming,” delicious management of invasive exotics, and the untapped flavors of our native flora.
Blue Bell, PA
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
- Understand the strategies of regenerative agriculture to reduce climate change, restore ecosystems, and increase nutrient density.
- Learn the roles and opportunities for landscape architects to engage in carbon farming projects.
- Learn how ethical foraging, the “wild farming” concept, and management of invasive exotic plants can impact designers’ approaches to edible landscapes.
- Understand how new techniques and insights on flavor can inform how edible plants are used in designed landscapes.
Chad Adams & Tama Matsuoka Wong
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania