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Interdisciplinary seminar at UGA to explore eco design

Athens, Ga. – Art, ecology, horticulture and design come together in a seminar hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration, or ICE, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia. The seminar will be held Oct. 5 at 5:15 p.m. in room 250 of the Miller Learning Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Presenters David Berle, Kevin Kirsche and Stuart Jones will explore new projects and trends in the rapidly changing field of eco design.

David Berle has more than 30 years of experience as a grower, farm adviser, landscape contractor and professor. He serves as the coordinator of the new Certificate in Local Food Systems program and adviser to the UGarden student organization.

Kevin Kirsche is the director of UGA’s office of sustainability, a registered landscape architect and LEED accredited professional. He has degrees in landscape architecture and a certificate in conservation ecology and sustainable development from UGA.

Stuart Jones is a master’s candidate in landscape architecture in the UGA College of Environment and Design. He studies how emergence, adaptive management and bottom up development can cohabit with functional urban ecologies.

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