Trish Beckjord is a registered landscape architect whose work has focused on conservation, restoration and integration of native plants in designed landscapes. Currently, she is program manager for The Conservation Foundation’s Fox River Education and Outreach Initiative, and serves as a native plant consultant to Midwest Groundcovers, where she worked as the native plants and green infrastructure specialist for more than four years.
Trish built her experience in sustainable planning and site design through her work at Conservation Design Forum in Elmhurst, Illinois and the Ann Arbor office of JJR, both award-winning design, engineering and planning firms. She has managed a variety of LEED projects and served on the sustainability committee for the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and the Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership.
An experienced public speaker, facilitator and writer, Trish currently writes a column for Midwest’s Natural Garden Natives® monthly newsletter, and serves on a variety of community organizations. She loves to share her knowledge of native plants and sustainable landscape practices with others, and her enthusiasm in her writing and lectures is catching!