Landscape Design Council
Landscape Design Council
Officers for the 2011-2013 Term:
Patricia Clayes, Chairman
Myrtle Findley, Assistant Chairman
David West, Secretary
Mary Lou Goodwin, Treasurer
Next Meeting: Thursday February 7, 2012, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm / Holiday Inn, Auburn, CA
Click here for DRAFT Agenda.
Click here for February 2013 Meeting Announcement.
Click here for the draft CCC Bylaws to be discussed at the February meeting of the Council.
Click here the draft minutes of our last meeting.
Click here for the 2011-2012 Budget
Click here for the January 2012 Consultants eNewsletter in MS Word format.
Click here for the March 2012 Special Meeting Announcement eNewsletter in MS Word format.
Click here for the May 2012 Consultants eNewsletter.
Click here for the August 2012 Consultants eNewsletter
Click here for NGC's Spring 2012 "Newscapes" for Landscape Design Consultants and Council Member.
Click here for NGC's Autumn 2012 "Newscapes."
Council Members - Click here for a list of Council Members
Click here for Timeline Plan.
Bylaws & Standing Rules - Click here for the Council's Bylaws and Standing Rules
Dues: $10.00 for Consultants and $5 for Provisional Consultants for 2011-2013 Term. Send check payable to "CGCI" (and note "Landscape Design Council" on the memo line of your check) to Mary Lou Goodwin, LD Council Treasurer, 1312 Gates Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Click here for the dues form.
The Landscape Design Council operates under the auspices of California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI) and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC). The purpose of the Landscape Design Council is to encourage CGCI to continue the sponsorship of the NGC Landscape Design Schools; provide assistance to the CGCI Landscape Design School Chairman; interest other members in becoming NGC accredited Landscape Design Consultants; and encourage all Consultants to remain active through regular renewal of certificates.
Objectives of the Council are: Increase knowledge by further study and activity. Recognize good landscape design practices in order that members may be better qualified to serve as guardians and consultants of land use and outdoor beauty. Stimulate public interest through example and recognition in phases of community planning. Encourage further study and activity through conducting workshops, providing graphics courses, conducting tours and practicing evaluation of public and private design sites.
The Council supports the NGC and CGCI objectives: Assistance with Landscape Design Schools and optional programs. Promotion of attendance at courses and optional programs. Preparation of educational exhibits for flower shows, CGCI meetings, etc.
Landscape Design Council members have completed the Landscape Design Study School, a series of four ten-hour courses and passed the required examinations, entitling them to become NGC-accredited Landscape Design Consultants. Provisional Consultants (garden club members who have passed two or more courses) are also entitled to join the Council.
Council members act in an advisory capacity to encourage awareness of the need for good landscape architectural practice, serving as guardians of environmental beauty by applying what they have learned to individual and community projects. Council members promote environmental interests through work on community projects, committees and boards.
Landscape Design Council Awards
Landscape Design Commendation - Awarded to individuals and groups by the CGCI Landscape Design Council for good land use. Application form is available from the Landscape Design Council or click here for MS Word version. Click here for pdf version. The Commendation may be presented at any CGCI, club or district meeting (please allow at least one month for processing). A council member must recommend nominee, but others may propose candidates to council members.
Award of Merit in Landscape Architecture - Awarded to landscape architects by the CGCI Landscape Design Council in recognition of excellence in land use on a commercial, public or residential project. Application form is available from the Landscape Design Council or click here for MS Word version. Click here for pdf version. Award may be given at any CGCI, club or district meeting (allow at least one month for processing). A council member must recommend nominee, but others may propose candidates to council members.
Certificate of Appreciation, Recognition and/or Achievement - May be given to an individual or group who is neither an LD Consultant or landscape architect but has demonstrated outstanding skill in managing land use or has enthusiastically supported the Landscape Design Program of CGCI/NGC. These Certificates may be given at the discretion of the LDC Chairman or upon the written recommendation of any Consultant. Click here for MS Word version of the application form. Click here for pdf format.
Sample Press Release - click here for a sample press release which should be sent to local newspaper(s) prior to the award presentation by the local club or district. Click here for hints on how to prepare a proper press release.
Sample Letter to Award Recipients - click here for a sample letter to be sent by the club president, district director, etc. or person who nominated recipient for an award.
Landscape Design Council Sponsors the Following CGCI Award:
B-3 CIVIC LANDSCAPING AWARD. 1st $50, 2nd $25. To clubs or districts. For landscaping an area in the community. Book of evidence required. Must contain: a brief report telling the story of the project, including background and executiion; photographs with captions of the project befrore, during and upon completion; list of plant material using common and, if possible, botanical names. Deadline: January 10. Submit to Landscape Design Council Chairman. See CGCI Awards Manual for more information about compiling a book of evidence and forms required. Click here for the 2011-2013 Awards Manual.