A day-long storytelling festival on the Old Federal Road will celebrate South Macon County’s history and events encompassing the Creek Indian Nation to Alabama Fever to Reconstruction up to the 1950s. The slate of activities includes: stories told about community life, people, cultural traditions and folkways, music, artifact displays, and tours of The Ridge Interpretive Center. The great Dr. Lorenzo Pace will be this year’s featured storyteller. Family-friendly, children’s activities, and delicious “tastes of the ridge” will be a’ plenty.
We are sad to say that for health reasons, Kathryn Moore will not be visiting Alabama this weekend, but the workshop will go as planned, this Sunday 1-5pm on the CSX Select Site in Macon County. Come ready to draw and discuss the future of this large rail-based industrial development as a catalyst for positive economic development. The site is located at the intersection of I-85, highway 81 between Notasulga and Tuskegee and the Uphapee Creek, just oppostie Pleasant Grove Church on the former Becks Turf Farm. From I-85 South, it is exit 35. Hope to see you there!
Kathryn Moore, professor of landscape architecture at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom, will present the final lecture in School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture spring lecture series on Monday, April 8. Moore’s lecture, “Design: Philosophy and Theory into Practice,” is at 3:30 p.m. in Dudley Commons B6. Moore is the immediate past president of the Landscape Institute and the UK representative to the International Federation of Landscape Architects. Her lecture is free and open to the public. The public is also invited to join Moore and civic leaders from Macon County for a Mobile Studio workshop at the new CSX Select Site in Notasulga at exit 38 off I-85 South on Sunday, April 7th, 1-5 p.m. The Auburn Special Lecture’s Committee Fund provided support for Moore’s lecture, and the APLA lecture series is supported by practicing architects, planners, and landscape architects in the State of Alabama. For more information about Moore visit: CADC website info.
A great afternoon of hard land-shaping work, temporary swing design/build, and field kareoke. Left to right the Outreach champs include: John Carswell, Seth Ristow, Fei Xiong, and Yang Wang.