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“People are excited when they work with students and younger generations and hear different visions for the future from people who are, in essence, the future caretakers of our landscapes.” – Jill Desimini, Associate Professor and Director of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture students at UConn have partnered with the Trust for Public Land (TPL), The Simsbury Pollinator Pathway Group, and the Town of Simsbury to develop preservation plans for the 285-acre property known as Meadowood. Conserved in 2021 by TPL and the town, Meadowood is a historic and culturally significant swath of land where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once lived and worked as a student. As part of their LAND4450 capstone project, which began in Spring 2023. the students’ project proposals include adding native meadows, wildlife corridors, recreation opportunities, and farm fields. Their professor, Jill Desimini, also aims to incorporate climate and social equity into the site’s preservation projects…

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Photo credit Jill Desimini