Sabrena Schweyer, FAPLD, is an international award-winning landscape designer who specializes in sustainable solutions. For nearly 30 years, she has passionately helped homeowners, cities and institutions to create beautiful, healing landscapes which incorporate organic practices, native plants, and natural stormwater systems. A Fellow and a Certified Designer through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), Sabrena has also been an educator and a "Garden Expert" columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Sabrena is widely respected for her talents in designing lush perennial gardens and transformative sacred spaces, and combines an extensive background in horticulture (including training in the gardens of England's National Trust) with her love of sustainability and placemaking. She is active on the Sustainability Committees of GWA and APLD, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, an affiliate of the Permaculture Institute of North America which covers six states. Sabrena shares her vision - of creating spaces that heal people, places, and planet - through writing, lecturing, and "subtle activism."
Samuel L. Salsbury, FAPLD, is the President and driving force behind Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc, a nationally acclaimed, Ohio-based landscape design and development group. Samuel had over twenty years of experience as a builder, designer, and developer before turning his interests to the landscape in 1992. Educated in classical music and an artist in many mediiums, has a talent for working with line and space, and an engineering mind that enables him to realize his visions. The spiritual and healing aspects of the landscape have long been of interest to Samuel. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world, where the gardens of England, Italy, Japan and India, in particular, have been an inspiration.
Samuel is a certified landscape designer through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). He spent nine years on the APLD International Board of Directors and served as its president in 2008. Samuel is also the recipient of the Harry Schuster Award, and a Certified Permaculture Consultant.