Rodney Porter
Nick Breedlove, WNCImages Photography
1 of 10
» View All Slides

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.

1 of 10 The Early Years

New on the Web

Around The Web

Bold Style Calendar

Improve Your Mood

Add more lighting to your home to combat the darker days that fall brings. The extra light will... » See Full Calendar