Step by Step: Laying a Stepping Stone Path with JMMDS

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Design, How-To, Tips, Video | 2 Comments

by Val Khislavsky I tagged along with Julie on a recent site visit to set a stepping stone path for one of our Vermont clients. Here’s a video plus some tried-and-true tips to inspire your next garden path: Join Julie in process as she ties the path together. Video: Val Khislavsky. Mobile device readers click […]

Post & Beam Bliss: A Little House down by the Pond

Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in Design, People, Places, Video | 4 Comments

by Julie Moir Messervy A small post & beam house gives us a place to enjoy the pond and surrounding nature. Here’s a look at how it all came together. Watch as the pond house gets built and finished. Video: Val Khislavsky.

Hidden Hollow Nature Explore Classroom Opens!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 in Design, Places, Services, Video | 8 Comments

by Val Khislavsky Join us in celebrating the opening of Hidden Hollow, slated to be one of the first certified Nature Explore Classrooms in New England, at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, MA. Earlier this week, the JMMDS Team arrived onsite to celebrate the garden’s completion and watch its first visitors explore. Watch as […]

Winding Through the West: Continued…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in Essays, Places, Video | 5 Comments

by Julie Moir Messervy­­ Our trip out west concludes with a visit to Paonia, CO, a place of natural beauty and bounty, progressive thinking, and artistic creativity. The bubbling Fountain Paint Pot at Yellowstone. Video: Julie Messervy. Check out more JMMDS vimeos here!

Creating Home Outside: Landscape Design Workshop 2009

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Upcoming Events, Video | No Comments

Join us for the second annual Landscape Design Workshop with author and designer Julie Moir Messervy! Saturday, August 22, 2009 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saxtons River, VT Register and Learn More Preview Video Here’s what last year’s participants had to say: “I was so inspired and energized by the workshop!” “Warm and welcoming; wealth […]

Gardens of Forgiveness at the Hotel des Milles Collines, Kigali, Rwanda

Posted by on Apr 17, 2009 in Places, Video | One Comment

(photo: James Neel) The hotel name, Des Milles Collines, reflects the French name for Rwanda, [Land] of a Thousand Hills) by Julie Moir Messervy This past February, I traveled to Rwanda at the invitation of Reverend Lyndon Harris, the Executive Director of a group called Gardens of Forgiveness. We were there to attend a conference […]

Promontory – Spatial Landscape Archetype

Posted by on Feb 4, 2009 in Video | No Comments

The second video in an ongoing series about landscape archetypes. View the first video in this series – The Sea Archetype

The Sea Archetype

Posted by on Aug 26, 2008 in Video | 2 Comments

For almost thirty years now, I’ve been working on a theory that relates how we feel to the forms we create on the land. It all started when I wrote my thesis on Contemplative Places in Cities for my masters degrees in architecture and city planning at MIT. Ten years later, I wrote my first […]