Cheryl Corson Design L.L.C.

“Children develop a greater sense of belonging to their community and its physical environment when the have a chance to learn and play outdoors. By belonging, they develop social responsibility, empathy, and compassion for one another and the natural world.”
- Cheryl Corson, Grounds for Learning


Cheryl's Projects

Cheryl Corson Designs Smithsonian Zoo Garden

Mount Desert Islander
November 2014

The demonstration rain garden at the National Zoo, funded by the DC Department of the Environment, looks good while it absorbs and cleans water.

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Cheryl Corson
NoVa Outside 2014 Early Childhood Conference
April 2014

Today we are weaving together our intentions to share our love of arts and nature with young people in our care.

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Earthloom at Westlawn Elementary

The Durable Human
May 2014

Construction of the loom was overseen by Cheryl Corson of in the manner developed by the Earthloom Foundation

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Outside Classrooms

Jessica Claire Haney
Mindful Healthy Life
May 2014

The non-profit group NoVA Outside held its third annual Early Childhood Outside conference on April 26 at Westlawn Elementary in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County. Earthloom designed by Cheryl Corson Design.

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Anne Beers Elementary School Future Home to Butterflies

Rindy O'Brien
Capital Community News: East of the River
December 2009

A new butterfly garden in a Washington, DC public school will serve as an outdoor classroom for 5-10 year olds. Cheryl managed the project with a great team.

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The Home Orchard

Adrian Higgins
The Washington Post
June 2009

Cheryl and Chris Corson's property near Washington, DC is featured in this article about growing organic fruit. Purchased in 2003, the land now produces pears, grapes, raspberries, chestnuts, and apples. Read about Cheryl's philosophy about chemicals and sharing with deer.
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Design Profile: Cheryl Corson Design

Derek Thomas
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
October 2008

An article featuring a very contemporary urban garden near Washington, DC's Union Station, with a swimming pool, waterfall, and cool sculpture commissioned by the designer.
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Capitol Hill Backyards Then and Now

Cheryl Corson
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
September 2008

Learn some interesting urban backyard history, and how Cheryl designed two adjacent spaces for old fashioned neighborliness with contemporary flair.
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Cheryl Corson, Landscape Designer

Michele Beamer
Capital Community News: Hill Rag
October 2003

Cheryl Corson is featured in an article that appeared when her business was in its first year.
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Making Educated Decisions: A Landscape Preservation Bibliography

Cheryl Corson, co-editor
U.S. National Park Service Landscape Preservation Division

Annotated Landscape Preservation resources as of summer 1994, with co-editor/supervisor Charles Birnbaum. 160 pp. [Wagner is Cheryl's maiden name.]


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