Highlighting our Keynote speaker, Thomas Rainer
Thomas Rainer is a landscape architect, teacher and author. His comprehensive guide, co-authored with Claudia West, Planting in a Post-Wild World presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture. This planting style mimics naturally occurring plant communities which provides more resilient, sustainable and robust custom landscapes that are as beautiful as they are diverse. These techniques include an inspiring blend of both cultivated and wild plants, designed to flourish in suburbs and cities alike. These landscaping techniques create a harmonious reflection of natural systems. Written with a clear passion for horticulture and emphasis on the aesthetic, Planting in a Post-WIld World provides both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide to creating mindful, ecologically sound landscapes.
Thomas Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher, and author living in Arlington, Virginia. Thomas, a leading voice in ecological landscape design, has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical Garden, as well as over 100 gardens from Maine to Florida. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Architectural Digest.
His recent work focuses on the artful interpretation of wild plant communities into designed plantings that thrive in the context of towns and cities. He also continues to love working on residential gardens, enjoying the intimate collaboration with clients and creating spaces. Thomas teaches planting design for the George Washington University Landscape Design program.
Thomas will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker and special guest for OUTSIDE Collab 2022 on October 14, 2022. Connect with him in person by selecting registration options 1 or 2 or check him out as he gives his live keynote virtually with registration option 3. Learn more and register at outsidecollab.com/#schedule.