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resiliency and rate of growth of the lawn
as a whole. In addition, leaving fallow
areas allows natural vegetation to grow
freely, reconciling the imperatives of
ecological and landscape functions while
ensuring, through entropy, the wellbeing
of pollinators.
It is through everyday gestures, laden
with socio-cultural meaning, that our
experiences of landscape are expressed.
These are closely linked to the places
and objects that appeal to our sense of
belonging. In other words, our routine
behaviours are affected by the value
we ascribe to our landscape referents.
Linear clearances, stripped of meaning,
make it difficult to reshape our value
system; they impoverish our way of
occupying space.
A SOCIAL "REVOLUTION"?
The rethinking of everyday actions and
placing value on hymenoptera is not so
much an architectural project as a social
and human one. What if the simplest, and
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yet most extraordinary, gesture we can
make is to stop mowing residual spaces?
A more liberal approach, promoting
integration and the search for sensitivity
to new landscapes centred on life,
could make it possible to redefine the
paradigms that shape our behaviour,
allowing the creation of new moral
compacts that drive our regular actions.
Far from being exceptional places,
interstitial spaces do not have the same
status as great natural spaces. And yet,
the architecturalization of undisciplined
natural vegetation is possible, and can be
integrated into an aesthetically pleasing
experience in a landscape setting that
places values on a cognitive learning
process, giving interstitial spaces new
potential (Dunnett, Hitchmough, 2004).
At a time when pollinators are dying
by the millions, not being part of the
solution is tantamount to being part of
the problem. As Martin Luther King, Jr.,
said, "Our lives begin to end the day we
become silent about things that matter."
Our practices, resulting from long
years of learning and cultural, political
and social influences, are at the heart of
our relationship with pollinators. Could
the pleasures of nature and terrestrial
happiness now be found by putting a
modicum of disorder into what we have
learned? The weight of our footprint
demands that we use the margins as
fertile space. At the centre of a neglected
nature, Heade's hummingbirds can mind
their nests in peace, and nurture their
young with the hope that they may be
safe from certain peril.
marilou.champagne@yahoo.ca
PHOTOS 1 YOUNG SASKATOON TREE SURROUNDED
BY NATURAL AND DECORATIVE VEGETATION
IN A GREEN PARKING LOT 2 A FLOWER FLY
ON A WILD BERGAMOT PLANT | 1 JEUNE
AMÉLANCHIER DU CANADA ENTOURÉ D'UNE
VÉGÉTATION SPONTANÉE ET ORNEMENTALE
DANS UN STATIONNEMENT VÉGÉTALISÉ
2 SYRPHE SUR UNE MONARDE FISTULEUSE

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2015

To Being With | Pour Commencer
The New Small | Le Microcosme Réinventé
Paula Meijerink, Guest Editor | Rédactrice invitée
EN_LP+ | Small Matters: Backgrounder
FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
Writers | Collaboratuers
Je Vois Montreal
Upfront | Prologue
Forêt urbaine
Urban Braille
Find Your Pebble
Folly Forest
Parklet Experiment
Klynstra Scholarship
Prix 2014 Schwabenbauer
The Common Sense Curb Cut
Essay | Essai
Doggy Style
Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
Tiny Taxonomy
Lying Down in Public
Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
A Non-Urban Approach X3
New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
Opinion
Critique
The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Writers | Collaboratuers
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Je Vois Montreal
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Common Sense Curb Cut
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Essay | Essai
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Doggy Style
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Tiny Taxonomy
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Lying Down in Public
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - A Non-Urban Approach X3
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Opinion
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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