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APLD bestows fellowship to Akron landscape design expert at international conference in Cleveland

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) recently named Akron landscape designer, Samuel L. Salsbury, as a Fellow at its annual International Landscape Design Conference in Cleveland.

 
PRLog - Aug. 18, 2011 - AKRON, Ohio -- The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) recently named Akron landscape designer, Samuel L. Salsbury, as a Fellow at its annual International Landscape Design Conference in Cleveland. The Fellow membership was presented to Salsbury for demonstrating a mastery of design exemplified by the creation of significant projects that have advanced the art, stewardship and social responsibility of landscape design; and for demonstrating a significant commitment of time and energy to the advancement of the APLD and the profession.

“Fellowship is the highest honor that the APLD bestows on its members,” said Stacy Henninger, Communications Director for the APLD. “Elevation to Fellow status recognizes the achievements of an individual designer. It also elevates an exceptional landscape designer that has made significant contributions to the profession and the Association.”

Samuel L. Salsbury, FAPLD is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He is co-owner of Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc, a nationally-recognized, award-winning landscape design and development group located in downtown Akron. With over 35 years of building and development experience, Salsbury has a talent for working with line, space and water, as well as an engineering mind that enables him to bring a vision to life. His partner Sabrena Schweyer is an authority on perennials and hardy plants with a broad background in horticulture and ecology. Together, they design spectacular “earth-minded” landscapes for residential, corporate, and non-profit clients.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized for my work in sustainable landscape design and contributions to the APLD,” said Samuel L. Salsbury, FAPLD. “Stewardship of the earth is part of my personal and professional mission. I am thrilled to be able to use my talents and skills to design landscapes that are sustainable, beautiful, practical, and responsible.”

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Salsbury has participated in several designs for non-profit groups in the community, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability through examples that the public can experience first-hand. He has received numerous design awards, including highest honors from APLD and the Perennial Plant Association (PPA). His work has been featured in books and magazines, including Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, and recent GWA book of the year, Home Outside.  In 2010, he received the Harry Schuster Service Award for his time and service to the profession of landscape design.  Salsbury served on the APLD International Board of Directors from 2000 to 2009, first as Program Chair, later as President.

“APLD is a much stronger organization due to [Salsbury’s] guidance and his belief of making APLD rise to the highest level possible to meet the needs of its members, both now and in the future,” said Henninger.

Salsbury is also an accomplished speaker on sustainability, lecturing extensively at international conferences of professionals (such as APLD, PPA, and the International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo), as well as to developers, cities, homeowners, and organizations. In 2005, Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc was recognized as one of ten outstanding Northeast Ohio small businesses by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).

“Samuel is a visionary and his integrity is refreshing,” said Denise Calabrese, Executive Director for the APLD. “His ability to communicate directly with volunteers and staff is exceptional. It was a wonderful experience working with Samuel and I would strongly recommend him for any leadership position.”

About Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc

An Akron, Ohio-based landscape design and development group, Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc. has earned national and international acclaim for their gardens, water features and environmentally sensitive landscapes.  Their mission is to create beautiful outdoor experiences that touch the souls of all those who enter, deeply connecting each individual to the intricacy and wonder of nature.  For more information on Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc, please call 330-375-9600 or visit http://www.salsbury-schweyer.com or http://www.facebook.com/SalsburySchweyer.

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