As part of my prep I had the chance to talk to 15+ leaders in a variety of landscape architecture organizations. One was a university professor and he furnished me with a pop quiz he regularly gives his students. He adapted it to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, which is where I live. This watershed stretches up through Pennsylvania and as far north as New York state. It reaches all the way to West Virginia and surrounds the Chesapeake Bay including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, DC.
The question he asked, “Where is the richest ecological activity? In the terrestrial or in the aquatic environment?”
My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.
– R. Buckminster Fuller