Rodney Porter
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The Early Years

MyHomeIdeas (MHI): How did you get into the field of landscape architecture?

Rodney H. Porter (RHP): I grew up playing in the woods of North Asheville (North Carolina). My childhood home was built in 1920, and the landscape was so intriguing. In my older years, I spent every available hour working in the yard and my parents' garden.

Once I graduated from college with degrees in Spanish and Geology, I did not feel satisfied. I worked for a surveyor for a year and realized that I wanted to use my passion for the outdoors in a more constructive manner, and that is when I went and got a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.

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