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Keynote - Rebecca Lindenmeyr
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Nature Integration - The Future of Design
Rebecca Lindenmeyr, Gardeners Supply Company
Thursday, Jan. 18 | 2:00 PM
Learn how a fundamental shift in demographics, social consciousness and science is changing how nature is integrated into the design of our buildings and landscapes and how that will affect the future of the green industry. Specifically, Rebecca will describe the challenges of transforming how we approach design, our relationships with our employees and our clients, and how to maximize the opportunities that will be coming over the next 5-10 years. Topics covered include: Nature Attention Restoration Theory, biophilic design including common features such as green walls and creating views of complex nature, WELL certified Buildings, forest bathing, and biomimicry.
Rebecca is one of the Northeast’s leading green industry professionals exploring the intersection between Nature and Human Living Spaces. She trained as an environmental scientist and worked with EPA for 9 years before shifting to sustainable design in 2001. She is a VT Certified Horticulturist, a Professional Designer, and a WELL Building AP. For 14 years she co-owned Linden L.A.N.D. Group in Shelburne VT, an ecological landscape design/build company, with her husband, Tim. They recently closed the business and now Rebecca manages the Gardeners Supply Company flagship store in Williston, VT, where she keeps an eye on emerging trends in the garden and landscape industries. In her entertaining presentations, Rebecca provides a behind-the-scenes look at the demand for biophilic/nature-based design, the restoration of native plants/habitat/pollinators, and how this awareness is changing the way people enhance their properties.