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Ruth Parnall’s favorite business card would be “Ecocentrist: Curator of the Native Landscape.” In reality, the cards of the two main threads of her professional life say “registered landscape architect and botanist” and “co-principal of Learning by the Yard, Consultants for School Grounds.”
As the former, Ruth has a design practice focusing on low-impact site design and native plants. She has also, for the last twelve years, been Landscape Curator for Manitoga, the woodland garden of Russel Wright in the Garrison, NY. As the latter, Ruth and Ginny Sullivan (author and educator) design for children’s experience in lush natural habitats, teach teachers, and inspire all who will listen.