Biophilic design stimulates physical and mental health and it’s inclusion is essential for uplifting all communities. Join our virtual immersive experience in horticulture of urban sustainable experiences, exposure to the immediate benefits of live plants. Engage in virtual simulation and observation of the biophilic effects on your visual, olfactory, tactile, respiratory and psychological well-being. Experience to what degree direct Evolved Human-Nature Relationships inspire deeper Human-Human Relationships creating community memory and culture. Reflect, evaluate and design nature inspired spaces and urban agriculture to engender community health and a collaborative culture using problem solving criteria.

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Elizabeth Carmichael founded ECOhouse as a source for ecologically responsible architecture and development. ECOhouse’s concern for a building’s impact on the environment and the people occupying it is at the forefront of their design practice, providing a resource for people to learn about and experience building green. She conducts ECOL.A.B.s TM (learn, apply, build) as a hands-on approach to educating the public on implementing sustainable practices and serves on the Board of Directors for San Diego Green Building Council and was recently honored as a San Diego Woman of Influence in Construction, Commercial Real Estate and Design. ECOhouse  = ECOlogical Habitats of Urban Sustainable Experiences TM

Dr. JoAnn Carter-Wells was the founding Director of the MS in Instructional Design and Technology at CSUF with almost 350 business/corporate graduates in training, elearning / mlearning. She organized major community events including the visit/presentation of His Holiness the Dali Lama , and received the Visionary Leader award. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of Substantive Change Committee for WSCUC accreditation in distance learning for new innovative degrees and recently lead reviews in Fiji, Kenya and Korea.

Suzie Wiest is a horticulturist who began her career in propagation while a student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, later moving into growing and nursery management at Miramar Wholesale Nurseries. In 2013, she joined the marketing team of Village Nurseries, now Everde Growers. Her role in the marketing of New Products has brought her closer to the plants where she marvels at the cool new genetics, field tests them, and introduces proven performers to the landscape architect and design community. Serving as their plant resource, she enjoys being involved with the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.


May 20, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm



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