Episode III: Multifunctional Spaces & Sheep Grazing with Haven Kiers

Garden Futurist
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Episode III: Multifunctional Spaces & Sheep Grazing with Haven Kiers

“I don’t want to beat people over the head and say, you must conserve all of your water in a bucket, and this is the way to do it. I want them to do it because they want to see that water go down the runnel and they want to see the rain chain and celebrate it.” – Haven Kiers

We address multi-dimensional resilient landscapes. Nature HEALS stands for health, engagement, aesthetics, landscapes, and sustainability.

Haven Kiers is an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at UC Davis.

This episode was sponsored by:


A show about innovative thinkers contributing to a climate resilient future through the power of gardens.

Produced and hosted by Sarah Beck, Adriana Lopez, and Adrienne St Claire 

Edited and directed by Kelsey Skonberg 

Sarah Beck is the executive director of Pacific Horticulture.

Adriana López-Villalobos currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she works as Curatorial Coordinator for the UBC Botanical Garden. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her BSC and MSc, studying plant ecology and mating systems evolution, before migrating to Canada to pursue a PhD focusing on the genetics of species across their geographic ranges.

Adrienne St. Clair is a botanist working with Metro, a regional government in Portland, Oregon where her work spans conservation to restoration. Adrienne managed a native plant nursery for almost a decade before pursuing a graduate degree. She received her Master’s in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden where she studied the effect of horticulture techniques on native-plant genetics.

Kelsey Skonberg is a Community-Centered Video and Podcast Editor and Science Journalist in Everett, WA.