Toxin-Free Landscaping with Edwina von Gal at Grace Farms in New Canaan


Join us as renowned landscape architect Edwina von Gal, director of her eponymous practice and founder of the Perfect Earth Project, explains how we can improve earthly equity. Learn about the changes you can make to manage fertilizer- and pesticide-free landscapes that are good for birds and pollinators.

After a presentation of von Gal’s projects with renowned architects and artists, stroll through the meadows and find native flowers to take home.

About Edwina von Gal

Director of her eponymous landscape design company since 1984, Edwina creates landscapes with an emphasis on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. Her work has appeared in many major publications and her book “Fresh Cuts” won the Quill and Trowel Award for garden writing in 1998. She has served on boards and committees for a number number of horticultural organizations and currently sits on the board of What Is Missing, Maya Lin’s multi-faceted media work on biodiversity loss. In 2013, Edwina founded the Perfect Earth Project to promote toxin-free landscapes for the health of people, their pets, and the planet. Most recently, she is the 2017 recipient of the Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for the Visual Arts, the 2018 recipient of the Isamu Noguchi Award for Innovation, Global Awareness and Commitment to East/West Cultural Exchange and the 2018 recipient of the NY School of Interior Design Green Design Award.

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The interdisciplinary humanitarian mission of the Grace Farms Foundation is to pursue peace through five initiatives – nature, art, Justice, communityand Faith – and Grace Farms, a site designed by SANAA to bring people together from all walks of life. Our challenge on the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and to create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.


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