Sue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect with 30 years of experience designing landscapes that are comfortable, beautiful, ecologically vibrant, energy-sensible, and climate-wise.
Sue has written two books: Climate-Wise Landscaping (pub. date April 2018, with co-author Ginny Stibolt), and Energy-Wise Landscape Design (2010), both published by New Society Publishers. You can learn more about these books by visiting here.
After receiving her BA from the University of Rochester in 1975, Sue worked for eleven years as a furniture builder and harpsichord maker, in Cambridge, MA. She then took a new direction and attended the Conway School of Landscape Design, earning her Master of Arts degree in 1987. She joined the Conway School faculty in 1991 and served as an adjunct instructor until 2007. Also in 1991, after having worked for four years at the small design firm Conway Design Associates, Sue opened her own practice in Shelburne Falls, MA, which continues to the present. She earned her Landscape Architecture license in 1995.
”Questioning the social importance of lawn may lead to some interesting conversations and perhaps some heated disagreements, but this book is not the place for that debate. In contrast, the gargantuan amounts of energy consumed by the construction and care of lawns is clear to all, and beyond dispute. And that is the subject of this book.”