The Atlantic Association of Landscape Designers was formed in 1996 with a founding group of 40 members. The first meeting was held at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, NS. AALD unites individual designers while promoting excellence in design services among its members though industry support, networking and professional development.
Members include, practicing landscape designers, companies, individuals with an active interest in landscape design & horticulture and horticultural students among others.
Stimulate and develop an interest in landscape design
among its members and the general public
- Encourage and assist members to develop their skills
and improve their standards, through Landscape Industry Certified Designer Certification.
- Provide education to members and the public by means of lectures, workshops and demonstrations.
Mentor-ship for certification candidates
Workshops, field trips, and other unique educational opportunities
A strong presence within the horticultural industry
2017 ANNUAL MEETING- Collins Building, Dal Ag campus, Bible Hill
FEBRUARY 24, 2017 starting at 10 A.M.
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS – ELLEN RUDDICK, CLD, AALD President
REVIEW OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS AGM AND ACTION ITEMS- Kelly Grant, Secretary
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
JOHN HIGGINS GARDEN – Darwin Carr, Botanical Garden Manager, Dal.
MEMBERSHIP – PEGGY WRIGHT, CLD
TREASURER’S REPORT – PEGGY WRIGHT, CLD
PROGRAMS - ALL- Fall tour 2017, Workshops, Other travel plans for AALD.
WEBSITE, FACEBOOK & MARKETING – CORA SWINAMER
CLD AND NATIONAL DESIGN COMMITTEE UPDATE: ELLEN
New committees: Suggestions. Ie. Environment Committee, Canadian Standards
ELECTIONS OF EXECUTIVE POSITIONS OPEN ARE: President and Vice President
We would like to have these positions filled so please consider putting your name forward or nominate a member – Contact Ellen or Peggy with nominations
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
AFTERNOON SPEAKER: JOE BIDERMANN, CLD
Joe is a Certified Landscape Designer and long-time member of AALD.
He has a very successful Design Build company in Nova Scotia.
Joe will give a presentation about designing their 2016 National Award winning Design, preparing the presentation for the awards program, construction of the project and the beautiful results.
Joe and his team have designed and installed many beautiful residential landscape projects in Nova Scotia and will share with us a sampling of their amazing portfolio of work.
The cost for members for the day is $25. Non-members $35 You can also pay this year’s membership at the meeting. (Registration and membership money goes towards covering costs for the day plus committee expenses, scholarship for design student, AALD projects etc.)
We look forward to seeing you there! I would appreciate if you could send us a confirmation so that we know how much food to order for lunch.
Ellen Ruddick, CLD