Landscape Therapy: Edwina von Gal + PRFCT Earth Project

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Join landscape designer, Edwina von Gal, and her collaborators at PRFCT EARTH PROJECT for a Landscape Therapy Session. As a collective, we will share gardening woes and mishaps, followed by small-group consultations. Participants are encouraged to share specific questions, concerns, and even photographic proof (!) of their garden spaces, and will receive actionable tactics from each Guest Speaker to create a more nature-based garden.

This workshop, which will take place in Guild Hall’s Boots Lamb Education Center, is open to gardeners of all experiences & interest levels, and programmed in relation to the current exhibition, Student Art Festival: Eco vs Ego.

PRFCT Earth Project’s Nature-Based Gardening booklet will be available for purchase in advance for an additional $10 + tax, or can be purchased at the program, while supplies last.


Founded in 2013 by Edwina von Gal, Perfect Earth Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, engaging, and inspiring individuals, land care professionals, and decision-makers to adopt toxic-free, nature-based, and climate-responsible landscaping practices necessary for a healthier, more sustainable—and beautiful—environment for all.

The core of our mission is nature-based land care, which means working with nature and its beauty, not against it. When we use these simple methods, our gardens become a feast for the senses, hosting a healthy and vibrant ecosystem that is safe for us, our kids, and our pets.


  • Edwina von Gal

    Edwina von Gal is the Founder and Board Chair of Perfect Earth Project.

    Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm since 1984, Edwina creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. Her work has been published in many major publications, and her book "Fresh Cuts" won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing in 1998. She has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural organizations, and is currently on the board of What Is Missing, Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity.

    In 2013, Edwina founded the Perfect Earth Project to promote toxin-free landscapes for the health of people, their pets, and the planet. She is the 2017 recipient of Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for the Visual Arts. In 2018 she received the NY School of Interior Design’s Green Design Award and The Isamu Noguchi Award. Photo credit for Edwina’s headshot: Inez and Vinoodh

    Photo: Inez and Vinoodh


Theater Programming is supported in part by The Schaffner Family Foundation and funding from The Melville Straus Family Endowment. Music Programming is supported in part by The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming. 

The Student Art Festival Artist-in-Residence Program Sponsors:
Lead Sponsors: Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and an anonymous donor  
Co-Leads: Lynn and Bruce Surry, and Neda Young  
Additional Support: Nina Gillman 

The Student Art Festival is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Museum programs are supported by Crozier Fine Arts and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.  

Free gallery admission is sponsored, in part, by Landscape Details. 

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