Things are GROWING at ZDA

      The gardens at ZDA have so far produced over 1,000 lbs of nutritious and delicious produce, raised pesticide and herbicide free. We’ve been able to share our bounty with local restaurants, provide fresh produce through our CSA, and support food pantries through our partnership with Middleton Outreach Ministries (M.O.Ms). ZDA enjoys giving […]

ZDA Wins

ZDA Wins Professional Award From WI-ASLA ZDA earned a Merit Award for their residential design project.  This comprehensive project integrated the historic Indian Mounds, incredible views of Lake Mendota, native plantings and detailed grading work.  The award comes from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

ZDA Winter 2016 Update

Snow, Snow, Snow or Winter Wonderland? In the depth of winter with snow piled high, treacherous walks, and grey dark days, don’t despair! This is a magical time when problems lie bare, solutions are clear, and spring is near. This is a time to dream and to plan; a time to monitor where snow piles and drifts, where [...]

ZDA Summer 2015 Update

ZDA Wins National Merit Award from the Perennial Plant Association For a Verona Residence   Captivating perennial gardens and dynamic paths draw the family outside for play and relaxation. ZDA will be presented with a national Merit Award at the Perennial Plant Association Symposium in Baltimore on July .  This is the only event dedicated [...]

Get a Jump on Spring!

Historic Renovation Project Update The gracious front stoop, period lighting, architectural brick pillars, and landscaping are in! Iron and glass railings are being fabricated and the homeowners are applying for historic renovation tax credits for qualifying design and construction costs. ZDA’s first-hand experience in historic renovation helped the owners of this property navigate the process [...]

ZDA Fall 2014 Update

ZDA is Growing Meet our newest Landscape Architect, Molly Wagner, PLA, ASLA! Molly joined the ZDA team in March with a passion for creative problem solving and artistic design solutions. Recently returned to her Midwest roots, she began her career with award-winning Pacific Northwest landscape architecture firm, Murase Associates, where she worked extensively with educational institutions to develop programmed educational spaces [...]

ZDA Fall Updates

Greening Diverse Neighborhoods: The Tale of Three Alleys American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting & Expo Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Boston, MA November 15-18, 2013 This November, MaraLee Olson will join panelists from the Trust for Public Land, the University of Washington, and the Council for Watershed Health during an education session [...]

ZDA Summer Updates

Educating Green Industry Professionals Wednesday, August 7, 2013 UW Cooperative Extension Trial Garden & Plant Health Field Day Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee Steven G. Ziegler will join leading experts in the green industry in an intensive, one-day education session for green industry professionals. Held at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee, and co-hosted by UW [...]

Zoom into Spring with ZDA

Challenging and Inspiring Landscape Architects WIASLA 2013 Spring Conference | March 7 & 8, 2013 Award-winning landscape architect Steven G. Ziegler challenged fellow landscape architects to rethink the way they shape the built environment with his engaging presentation: “Edibility, Food Production & Community Building”, at the annual WIASLA conference held in Oconomowoc. Motivated by Steve’s [...]