Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc


  • International Awards (9 to date), as well as state and regional honors, including:
  • Best of Year Design Award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • Honor Award for Landscape Design from Perennial Plant Association (PPA), –a distinction shared with renowned Landscape Architecture firm, Oehme, Van Sweden & Associates
  • First Place Non-Residential Award (APLD), – Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England


  • Certified Landscape Designers through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • Appointed as Fellows in APLD, for “mastery of design exemplified by the creation of significant projects which have advanced the art, stewardship and social responsibility of landscape design.”
  • Permaculture consultants and educators


  • Leadership in Landscape Sustainability: The firm was honored as the 2015 recipient of this international award for “commitment to environmental sustainability through outstanding leadership, advocacy, projects, initiatives, writing and/or education, resulting in benefits to both nature and the practice of landscape design.”
  • Harry Schuster Award: (2010) Salsbury received this prestigious award for service to APLD and the landscape profession
  • COSE Ten Under 10: (2005) Recognized as one of ten outstanding Northeast Ohio small businesses with ten or fewer employees, by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)
  • LEED: Serve as certified landscape designers on LEED project teams; achieved Platinum


  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers - International Board of Directors (2000-2009)
    • APLD President: Salsbury served as APLD President
    • International Program Chair: Salsbury served 6 years
  • Permaculture/Sustainability board and committee work (national and regional)
    • Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute – Board of Directors/Secretary
    • GAINS (Greater Akron Network for Sustainability) - -Founders
    • Garden Writers Association/GardenComm  - Sustainability Committee
    • Perennial Plant Association
    • City of Akron Livable Complete Streets Committee
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer Garden Columnist: (2011-2015) Schweyer authored an “experts” column
    Sustainable Sites Initiative: (2008-present) Schweyer serves as the SITES Committee Chairperson representing APLD.
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