Landscape Design: Children’s Outdoor Play Areas

Landscape Design: Children’s Outdoor Play Areas

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Design, Uncategorized | No Comments

By Jennifer Silver, JMMDS In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about landscaping for kids, Anne Marie Chaker writes about the demand for playscapes and play equipment that won’t be “hulking eyesores” in the garden, yet will challenge and entertain children over the long term. Some parents and designers solve this problem in […]

Happy New Year: Full Metal Rabbit

Happy New Year: Full Metal Rabbit

Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in All, People | 2 Comments

By Julie Moir Messervy Look for our fun article “Tiny Hideaways” in the January/February 2011 issue of Vermont Magazine, featuring little buildings found throughout the state (like the writer’s-retreat-on-wheels, below), and read on to find out what a “full metal rabbit” has to do with JMMDS in 2011… The Wordship, a mobile writer’s cabin at […]

Getting Kids Back in the Garden: Way to Grow!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in How-To, Places, Tips | One Comment

by Julie Moir Messervy It’s not always easy to get kids out into the garden, but the earlier they become involved, the more likely they are to become stewards of the earth later in life. I’ve partnered with Lands’ End as a spokesperson for their Way to Grow program to help schools create gardening and […]

Weezie’s Garden at Elm Bank

Posted by on Oct 7, 2008 in Places | One Comment

What’s more fun than designing a children’s garden? Maybe playing in one! To be great designers, we need to be able to “see the world as a garden,” by retaining a childlike vision, a sense of fun, silliness, sensory delight ….to bring joy to our pint-sized clients. Creating Weezie’s Garden — a one-acre garden at […]