Beyond the Lawnmower

Little girl in a meadow of wild flowers.

Meadowscape, Micro-Forest, and Biodiversity in the Landscape

Daniel Seiders

Daniel Seiders headshot.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Noon-1 p.m. EST

The well kept suburban lawn as we know it today has a long history. Daniel Seiders, Landscape Architectural Planner, will recount the history of the manicured lawn from a status symbol among British aristocracy to its ubiquitous use in the American landscape. More importanly, he will examine the case for being more strategic in its use to make space for a diversified palette of sustainable land cover practices.

If you are wondering what other options there may be rather than mowing your front lawn every week in the spring, or if it will simply burn to dust in the hot summer sun, Daniel has some great ideas that you can implement to make your life a bit easier and dare we say, even more enjoyable!

About Daniel Seiders
Daniel Seiders joined UB in January 2023 as the inaugural Landscape Architectural Planner with the Campus Planning team. Since earning a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto in 2006, Daniel has practiced in multiple firms in Toronto and Buffalo with a career focus on human wellness, placemaking, and sustainability in the landscape.